According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts are 36.78% higher in 2022 versus 2008 (a $7.36 difference in value).
Between 2008 and 2022: Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts experienced an average inflation rate of 2.26% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, admission to movies, theaters, and concerts costing $20 in the year 2008 would cost $27.36 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.22% during this same period, inflation for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts was higher.
In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 2.28%, which is above the average yearly change for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts during the 2008-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), inflation for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts was lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts, over time, for $20 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts: