Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts priced at $20 in 2000 $32.31 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts

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Prices for Admission To Movies, Theaters, And Concerts, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts were 61.53% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $12.31 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts experienced an average inflation rate of 2.56% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, admission to movies, theaters, and concerts costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $32.31 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 6.46%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts was much higher.

Price Inflation for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (6.46%), 1999 (5.24%), and 2003 (5.15%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.000 102.008 107.354 114.285 118.500 122.277 128.577 132.708 136.992 141.815 147.392 150.755 153.062 155.417 156.944 160.063 161.765 164.749 168.412 174.514 178.997 182.673 184.600

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 6.46%
2001 $20.74 3.69%
2002 $21.40 3.19%
2003 $22.50 5.15%
2004 $23.22 3.21%
2005 $23.97 3.23%
2006 $24.82 3.52%
2007 $25.79 3.93%
2008 $26.38 2.28%
2009 $26.79 1.53%
2010 $27.20 1.54%
2011 $27.47 0.98%
2012 $28.01 1.99%
2013 $28.31 1.06%
2014 $28.83 1.84%
2015 $29.47 2.22%
2016 $30.54 3.62%
2017 $31.32 2.57%
2018 $31.97 2.05%
2019 $32.31 1.06%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts was 114.285 in the year 2000 and 184.600 in 2019:

184.600 / 114.285 * $20 = $32.31

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $32.31 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts in 1997. In addition to admission to movies, theaters, and concerts, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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