Cable and satellite television service priced at $20 in 2011 $25.08 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Cable and satellite television service

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Prices for Cable And Satellite Television Service, 2011-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cable and satellite television service were 25.39% higher in 2019 versus 2011 (a $5.08 difference in value).

Between 2011 and 2019: Cable and satellite television service experienced an average inflation rate of 2.87% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cable and satellite television service costing $20 in the year 2011 would cost $25.08 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.57% during this same period, inflation for cable and satellite television service was higher.

In the year 2011: Pricing changed by 1.78%, which is below the average yearly change for cable and satellite television service during the 2011-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2011 (3.16%), inflation for cable and satellite television service was lower.

Price Inflation for Cable and satellite television service since 1992

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1997 (7.56%), 1998 (7.23%), and 1993 (6.87%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cable and satellite television service:

Year 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 186.167 198.950 197.433 200.642 212.650 228.717 245.258 254.600 266.808 278.375 294.975 309.500 322.358 331.883 344.867 351.472 359.938 367.592 372.405 379.016 395.678 406.563 416.147 422.799 438.283 462.165 470.453 475.239

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Buying power of $20 since 2011

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cable and satellite television service, over time, for $20 beginning in 2011. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2011 $20.00 1.78%
2012 $20.88 4.40%
2013 $21.45 2.75%
2014 $21.96 2.36%
2015 $22.31 1.60%
2016 $23.13 3.66%
2017 $24.39 5.45%
2018 $24.82 1.79%
2019 $25.08 1.02%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cable and satellite television service, 2011-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2011 * 2011 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cable and satellite television service was 379.016 in the year 2011 and 475.239 in 2019:

475.239 / 379.016 * $20 = $25.08

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" as $25.08 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Cable and satellite television service).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cable and satellite television service in 1992. In addition to cable and satellite television service, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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