According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts were 24.22% higher in 2020 versus 2009 (a $4.84 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2020: Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts experienced an average inflation rate of 1.99% per year. In other words, admission to movies, theaters, and concerts costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $24.84 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% during this same period, inflation for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 1.53%, which is below the average yearly change for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts during the 2009-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for admission to movies, theaters, and concerts was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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