Sporting events priced at $100 in 2000 $187.97 in 2017

Historical Price Inflation for Sporting events

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Prices for Sporting Events, 2000-2017 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events were 46.80% lower in 2000 versus 2017.

Between 2000 and 2017: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 3.78% per year. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $187.97 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, sporting events inflation was similar.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.54%, above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2000-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2000 (3.27%), price inflation for sporting events was higher.

Price Inflation for Admission to sporting events since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2015 (6.66%), 2001 (6.27%), and 2005 (5.84%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to sporting events:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
CPI 100.000 103.915 110.208 116.677 124.485 129.869 132.262 138.415 147.000 152.477 160.091 168.840 172.918 176.606 176.383 182.174 186.948 192.527 206.268 213.219 219.317

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How to calculate the inflation rate for sporting events, 2000-2017

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 116.677 in the year 2000 and 219.317 in 2017:

219.317 / 116.677 * $100 = $187.97

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $187.97 in 2017 (in the category of Admission to sporting events).


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

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