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Is there a white paper that documents the price increases over

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Is there a white paper that documents the price increases over the years?
Like say visit to a doctor or how much a mechanic costs or electrician costs?
Hello, thank you for using this service. I wish to introduce myself. I am Michael, a Research Librarian with 20+ years of experience.

Right away I can think of recommending looking at the Consumer Price Index site which goes into great detail on monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

http://www.bls.gov/cpi/



Spending part of the afternoon continuing your search for locating historical data on professional services and their rates and costs for the customer. Difficult to locate as reported here in this study of a few years ago. Believe this report may help clarify some questions on this topic:

http://www.vistaar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Profitable-Pricing-in-Professional-Services.pdf
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