Recreation priced at $20 in 2000 $23.28 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Recreation

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Prices for Recreation, 2000-2019 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recreation were 16.38% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $3.28 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Recreation experienced an average inflation rate of 0.80% per year. In other words, recreation costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $23.28 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for recreation was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.33%, which is above the average yearly change for recreation during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for recreation was lower.

Price Inflation for Recreation since 1993

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1996 (3.07%), 1997 (2.25%), and 1994 (2.16%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Recreation:

Year 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 90.842 92.808 94.658 97.567 99.767 101.050 101.933 103.292 104.900 106.225 107.500 108.633 109.358 110.917 111.442 113.254 114.274 113.317 113.361 114.706 115.269 115.545 115.943 116.983 118.503 119.090 120.213

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recreation, 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 1.33%
2001 $20.31 1.56%
2002 $20.57 1.26%
2003 $20.81 1.20%
2004 $21.03 1.05%
2005 $21.17 0.67%
2006 $21.48 1.42%
2007 $21.58 0.47%
2008 $21.93 1.63%
2009 $22.13 0.90%
2010 $21.94 -0.84%
2011 $21.95 0.04%
2012 $22.21 1.19%
2013 $22.32 0.49%
2014 $22.37 0.24%
2015 $22.45 0.34%
2016 $22.65 0.90%
2017 $22.95 1.30%
2018 $23.06 0.50%
2019 $23.28 0.94%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for recreation, 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 Recreation was 103.292 in the year 2000 and 120.213 in 2019:

120.213 / 103.292 * $20 = $23.28

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $23.28 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Recreation).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Recreation in 1993. In addition to recreation, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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