According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events were 14.57% lower in 2021 versus 2017 (a $14.57 difference in value).
Between 2017 and 2021: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of -3.86% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2017 would cost $85.43 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.64% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was significantly lower.
In the year 2017: Pricing changed by 2.15%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2017-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2017 (2.13%), inflation for sporting events was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to sporting events:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting events, over time, for $100 beginning in 2017. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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