Cable and satellite television service priced at $20 in 1991 $56.92 in 2020

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Prices for Cable And Satellite Television Service, 1991-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cable and satellite television service were 184.60% higher in 2020 versus 1991 (a $36.92 difference in value).

Between 1991 and 2020: Cable and satellite television service experienced an average inflation rate of 3.67% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cable and satellite television service costing $20 in the year 1991 would cost $56.92 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.24% during this same period, inflation for cable and satellite television service was higher.

In the year 1991: Pricing changed by 10.97%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for cable and satellite television service during the 1991-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1991 (4.23%), 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%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cable and satellite television service:

Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CPI 100.000 103.854 110.592 115.462 123.131 132.908 144.023 158.362 175.731 186.162 198.938 197.423 200.669 212.631 228.700 245.200 254.600 266.800 278.385 294.985 309.508 322.392 331.885 344.877 351.475 359.930 367.574 372.379 378.970 395.639 406.531 416.138 422.791 438.283 462.161 470.453 479.409 500.129

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Buying power of $20 since 1991

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cable and satellite television service, over time, for $20 beginning in 1991. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1991 $20.00 10.97%
1992 $21.19 5.94%
1993 $22.64 6.86%
1994 $22.47 -0.76%
1995 $22.84 1.64%
1996 $24.20 5.96%
1997 $26.03 7.56%
1998 $27.91 7.21%
1999 $28.98 3.83%
2000 $30.36 4.79%
2001 $31.68 4.34%
2002 $33.57 5.96%
2003 $35.23 4.92%
2004 $36.69 4.16%
2005 $37.77 2.94%
2006 $39.25 3.91%
2007 $40.00 1.91%
2008 $40.96 2.41%
2009 $41.83 2.12%
2010 $42.38 1.31%
2011 $43.13 1.77%
2012 $45.03 4.40%
2013 $46.27 2.75%
2014 $47.36 2.36%
2015 $48.12 1.60%
2016 $49.88 3.66%
2017 $52.60 5.45%
2018 $53.54 1.79%
2019 $54.56 1.90%
2020 $56.92 4.32%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cable and satellite television service, 1991-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1991 * 1991 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cable and satellite television service was 175.731 in the year 1991 and 500.129 in 2020:

500.129 / 175.731 * $20 = $56.92

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1991 has the same "purchasing power" as $56.92 in 2020 (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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