Sporting events priced at $100 in 2016 $110.27 in 2020

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Prices for Sporting Events, 2016-2020 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events were 10.27% higher in 2020 versus 2016 (a $10.27 difference in value).

Between 2016 and 2020: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 2.47% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2016 would cost $110.27 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.78% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was higher.

In the year 2016: Pricing changed by 3.37%, which is above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2016-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2016 (1.26%), 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%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to sporting events:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 103.915 110.208 116.677 124.485 129.869 132.262 138.415 147.000 152.477 160.091 168.840 172.918 176.606 176.383 182.174 186.948 192.527 206.268 213.219 217.809 221.803 226.291 235.117

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Buying power of $100 since 2016

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting events, over time, for $100 beginning in 2016. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2016 $100.00 3.37%
2017 $102.15 2.15%
2018 $104.03 1.83%
2019 $106.13 2.02%
2020 $110.27 3.90%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sporting events, 2016-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2016 * 2016 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 213.219 in the year 2016 and 235.117 in 2020:

235.117 / 213.219 * $100 = $110.27

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2016 has the same "purchasing power" as $110.27 in 2020 (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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