Sporting events priced at $100 in 1998 $243.66 in 2024

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Prices for Sporting Events, 1998-2024 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events are 143.66% higher in 2024 versus 1998 (a $143.66 difference in value).

Between 1998 and 2024: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 3.48% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 1998 would cost $243.66 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.53% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was higher.

In the year 1998: Pricing changed by 3.92%, which is above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 1998-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1998 (1.55%), 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: 2023 (8.27%), 2024 (7.92%), and 2015 (7.14%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1998

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting events, over time, for $100 beginning in 1998. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1998$100.003.92%
1999$106.066.06%
2000$112.285.87%
2001$119.796.69%
2002$124.984.33%
2003$127.281.84%
2004$133.204.65%
2005$141.466.20%
2006$146.733.73%
2007$154.064.99%
2008$162.485.47%
2009$166.402.42%
2010$169.952.13%
2011$169.74-0.13%
2012$175.313.28%
2013$179.902.62%
2014$185.272.98%
2015$198.507.14%
2016$205.193.37%
2017$209.602.15%
2018$213.451.83%
2019$217.762.02%
2020$227.124.30%
2021$213.73-5.89%
2022$208.53-2.43%
2023$225.788.27%
2024$243.667.92%*

* 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 sporting events:

Year1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.000103.915110.208116.677124.485129.869132.262138.415147.000152.477160.091168.840172.918176.606176.383182.174186.948192.527206.268213.219217.809221.803226.291236.013222.100216.699234.616253.196

Adjust sporting events prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1998 * 1998 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 103.915 in the year 1998 and 253.196 in 2024:

253.196 / 103.915 * $100 = $243.66

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" as $243.66 in 2024 (in the CPI 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 goods and services.

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