Sporting events priced at $100 in 2004 $156.56 in 2022

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Prices for Sporting Events, 2004-2022 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events are 56.56% higher in 2022 versus 2004 (a $56.56 difference in value).

Between 2004 and 2022: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 2.52% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2004 would cost $156.56 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.46% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was higher.

In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 4.65%, which is above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2004-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), 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: 2015 (7.14%), 2001 (6.69%), and 2005 (6.20%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 2004

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting events, over time, for $100 beginning in 2004. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2004$100.004.65%
2005$106.206.20%
2006$110.163.73%
2007$115.664.99%
2008$121.985.47%
2009$124.932.42%
2010$127.592.13%
2011$127.43-0.13%
2012$131.613.28%
2013$135.062.62%
2014$139.092.98%
2015$149.027.14%
2016$154.043.37%
2017$157.362.15%
2018$160.241.83%
2019$163.492.02%
2020$170.514.30%
2021$160.46-5.89%
2022$156.56-2.43%*

* 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:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000103.915110.208116.677124.485129.869132.262138.415147.000152.477160.091168.840172.918176.606176.383182.174186.948192.527206.268213.219217.809221.803226.291236.013222.100216.699

Adjust sporting events prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2004 * 2004 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 138.415 in the year 2004 and 216.699 in 2022:

216.699 / 138.415 * $100 = $156.56

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2004 has the same "purchasing power" as $156.56 in 2022 (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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