According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 23.68% higher in 2018 versus 2014.
Between 2014 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 5.46% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2014 would cost $247.37 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.30% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2014: Pricing changed by 1.90%, significantly below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2014-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2014 (1.62%), price inflation for moving expenses was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: