Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service priced at $20 in 1996 $55.05 in 2024

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Prices for Cable, Satellite, And Live Streaming Television Service, 1996-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cable, satellite, and live streaming television service are 175.27% higher in 2024 versus 1996 (a $35.05 difference in value).

Between 1996 and 2024: Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service experienced an average inflation rate of 3.68% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cable, satellite, and live streaming television service costing $20 in the year 1996 would cost $55.05 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.47% during this same period, inflation for cable, satellite, and live streaming television service was higher.

In the year 1996: Pricing changed by 5.96%, which is above the average yearly change for cable, satellite, and live streaming television service during the 1996-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1996 (2.93%), inflation for cable, satellite, and live streaming television service was much higher.

Price Inflation for Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service since 1983

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1991 (10.97%), 1990 (9.96%), and 1989 (8.36%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1996

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service, over time, for $20 beginning in 1996. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1996$20.005.96%
1997$21.517.56%
1998$23.067.21%
1999$23.953.83%
2000$25.104.79%
2001$26.184.34%
2002$27.755.96%
2003$29.114.92%
2004$30.324.16%
2005$31.222.94%
2006$32.443.91%
2007$33.061.91%
2008$33.852.41%
2009$34.572.12%
2010$35.031.31%
2011$35.651.77%
2012$37.214.40%
2013$38.242.75%
2014$39.142.36%
2015$39.771.60%
2016$41.223.66%
2017$43.475.45%
2018$44.251.79%
2019$45.091.90%
2020$47.044.32%
2021$48.974.09%
2022$50.923.99%
2023$53.585.22%
2024$55.052.76%*

* 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 Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service:

Year198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.000103.854110.592115.462123.131132.908144.023158.362175.731186.162198.938197.423200.669212.631228.700245.200254.600266.800278.385294.985309.508322.392331.885344.877351.475359.930367.574372.379378.970395.639406.531416.138422.791438.283462.161470.453479.409500.129520.577541.343569.603585.303

Adjust cable, satellite, and live streaming television service prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1996 * 1996 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service was 212.631 in the year 1996 and 585.303 in 2024:

585.303 / 212.631 * $20 = $55.05

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1996 has the same "purchasing power" as $55.05 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cable, satellite, and live streaming television service in 1983. In addition to cable, satellite, and live streaming television service, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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