Cable and satellite television service priced at $20 in 1989 $75.01 in 2022

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Prices for Cable And Satellite Television Service, 1989-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cable and satellite television service are 275.06% higher in 2022 versus 1989 (a $55.01 difference in value).

Between 1989 and 2022: Cable and satellite television service experienced an average inflation rate of 4.09% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cable and satellite television service costing $20 in the year 1989 would cost $75.01 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.61% during this same period, inflation for cable and satellite television service was higher.

In the year 1989: Pricing changed by 8.36%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for cable and satellite television service during the 1989-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1989 (4.83%), inflation for cable and satellite television service was much higher.

Price Inflation for Cable and satellite 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 1989

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cable and satellite television service, over time, for $20 beginning in 1989. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1989$20.008.36%
1990$21.999.96%
1991$24.4010.97%
1992$25.855.94%
1993$27.636.86%
1994$27.42-0.76%
1995$27.871.64%
1996$29.535.96%
1997$31.767.56%
1998$34.057.21%
1999$35.363.83%
2000$37.054.79%
2001$38.664.34%
2002$40.965.96%
2003$42.984.92%
2004$44.774.16%
2005$46.092.94%
2006$47.893.91%
2007$48.811.91%
2008$49.982.41%
2009$51.042.12%
2010$51.711.31%
2011$52.631.77%
2012$54.944.40%
2013$56.452.75%
2014$57.792.36%
2015$58.711.60%
2016$60.863.66%
2017$64.185.45%
2018$65.331.79%
2019$66.571.90%
2020$69.454.32%
2021$72.294.09%
2022$75.013.76%*

* 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 and satellite television service:

Year1983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000103.854110.592115.462123.131132.908144.023158.362175.731186.162198.938197.423200.669212.631228.700245.200254.600266.800278.385294.985309.508322.392331.885344.877351.475359.930367.574372.379378.970395.639406.531416.138422.791438.283462.161470.453479.409500.129520.577540.176

Adjust cable and satellite television service prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1989 * 1989 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cable and satellite television service was 144.023 in the year 1989 and 540.176 in 2022:

540.176 / 144.023 * $20 = $75.01

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1989 has the same "purchasing power" as $75.01 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Cable and satellite television service).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Cable and satellite television service in 1983. In addition to cable and satellite 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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