According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for services less rent of shelter were 1.46% higher in 2018 versus 2017.
Between 2017 and 2018: Services less rent of shelter experienced an average inflation rate of 1.46% per year. In other words, services less rent of shelter costing $20 in the year 2017 would cost $20.29 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for services less rent of shelter was lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 2.02%, above the average yearly change for services less rent of shelter during the 2017-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), price inflation for services less rent of shelter was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Services less rent of shelter: