Sporting events priced at $100 in 2009 $146 in 2024

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Prices for Sporting Events, 2009-2024 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events are 46% higher in 2024 versus 2009 (a $46 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2024: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 2.55% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2009 would cost $146 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 2009: Pricing changed by 2.42%, which is below the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2009-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), 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 (7.61%), and 2015 (7.14%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting events, over time, for $100 beginning in 2009. 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 2024 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 172.918 in the year 2009 and 252.459 in 2024:

252.459 / 172.918 * $100 = $146

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $146 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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