According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for moving, storage, freight expense were 4.47% higher in 2018 versus 2017.
Between 2017 and 2018: Moving expenses experienced an average inflation rate of 4.47% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, moving expenses costing $200 in the year 2017 would cost $208.94 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for moving expenses was similar.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 1.09%, significantly below the average yearly change for moving expenses during the 2017-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), price inflation for moving expenses was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Moving, storage, freight expense: