Sporting events priced at $100 in 2018 $103.50 in 2023

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Prices for Sporting Events, 2018-2023 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events are 3.50% higher in 2023 versus 2018 (a $3.50 difference in value).

Between 2018 and 2023: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 0.69% per year. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2018 would cost $103.50 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.91% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was significantly lower.

In the year 2018: Pricing changed by 1.83%, which is above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2018-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2018 (2.44%), inflation for sporting events was lower.

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 2018

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:

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 2018 * 2018 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 221.803 in the year 2018 and 229.577 in 2023:

229.577 / 221.803 * $100 = $103.50

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" as $103.50 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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