“40.8% of Americans say their moving estimate was the same as the final price of the move.”
This alarming statistic means that nearly 60% of customers have seen their prices change from the original estimates that moving companies gave them. Remember, if your estimate isn’t binding, there’s always a chance the price of your move could go up (even on moving day).
“54.4% of Americans would pay $500–$1000 maximum for their move.”
Unfortunately for 54.4% of the people we surveyed, a good full-service move usually costs significantly more than $1,000 (especially if you also pay for a packing service), and we’ve seen prices as high as $29,000. On average, full-service moves cost $9,060.
Luckily, you do have options in this $500–$1,000 range. For example, if you rent a moving truck, pack it up, and drive it yourself, you can usually move locally for less than $1,000. If you're moving long-distance, though, even a truck rental can cost well over $1,000.
“40.4% of Americans paid for their move using cash.”
It’s no secret that some moving companies offer discounts for cash payments, so paying for your move with cash can save you money. Unfortunately, paying with cash isn’t always possible for some people. According to our data, almost 60% of movers have to use other payment methods to cover their moving costs.
“Only 20% of Americans have used a storage container or moving pod for their move.”
Using a moving container company like U-Pack, PODS, or SMARTBOX to service your move has a lot of benefits, one of which is that it can be a bit cheaper than going with a more traditional moving company. However, according to our statistics, most people still go with full-service movers or DIY moves instead of using moving containers.