Sporting events priced at $100 in 2008 $135.97 in 2023

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Prices for Sporting Events, 2008-2023 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events are 35.97% higher in 2023 versus 2008 (a $35.97 difference in value).

Between 2008 and 2023: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 2.07% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2008 would cost $135.97 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.33% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was lower.

In the year 2008: Pricing changed by 5.47%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2008-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2008 (3.84%), 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 2008

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting events, over time, for $100 beginning in 2008. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* 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:


Adjust sporting events prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 2008 * 2008 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 168.840 in the year 2008 and 229.577 in 2023:

229.577 / 168.840 * $100 = $135.97

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2008 has the same "purchasing power" as $135.97 in 2023 (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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