According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events were 6.30% lower in 2021 versus 2018 (a $6.30 difference in value).
Between 2018 and 2021: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of -2.14% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2018 would cost $93.70 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.83% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was significantly lower.
In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 1.83%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2018-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for sporting events was lower.
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 2018. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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