Admissions priced at $20 in 1994 $46.52 in 2022

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Prices for Admissions, 1994-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admissions are 132.59% higher in 2022 versus 1994 (a $26.52 difference in value).

Between 1994 and 2022: Admissions experienced an average inflation rate of 3.06% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, admissions costing $20 in the year 1994 would cost $46.52 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.41% during this same period, inflation for admissions was higher.

In the year 1994: Pricing changed by 4.68%, which is above the average yearly change for admissions during the 1994-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1994 (2.60%), inflation for admissions was higher.

Price Inflation for Admissions since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1979 (8.10%), 1989 (7.89%), and 1983 (7.04%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1994

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Admissions, over time, for $20 beginning in 1994. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1994$20.004.68%
1995$20.814.05%
1996$21.945.42%
1997$22.713.54%
1998$23.473.32%
1999$24.725.35%
2000$26.326.44%
2001$27.685.18%
2002$28.703.68%
2003$30.054.71%
2004$31.153.67%
2005$32.233.45%
2006$33.333.41%
2007$34.694.07%
2008$35.662.81%
2009$36.281.74%
2010$36.861.59%
2011$37.110.68%
2012$37.922.19%
2013$38.391.23%
2014$39.041.70%
2015$40.433.56%
2016$41.773.31%
2017$42.792.45%
2018$43.571.81%
2019$44.442.00%
2020$45.281.89%
2021$45.17-0.25%
2022$46.522.99%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admissions:

Year1977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI69.50073.19279.12383.80087.91593.36299.938106.685112.792117.862124.362131.062141.408151.169159.285164.508167.338175.162182.254192.131198.931205.538216.531230.477242.423251.354263.185272.854282.277291.900303.788312.328317.769322.810324.997332.126336.220341.936354.121365.831374.784381.581389.227396.579395.572407.415

Adjust admissions prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1994 * 1994 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admissions was 175.162 in the year 1994 and 407.415 in 2022:

407.415 / 175.162 * $20 = $46.52

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1994 has the same "purchasing power" as $46.52 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Admissions).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Admissions in 1977. In addition to admissions, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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