Cable and satellite television service priced at $20 in 1998 $44.16 in 2022

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Prices for Cable And Satellite Television Service, 1998-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cable and satellite television service are 120.78% higher in 2022 versus 1998 (a $24.16 difference in value).

Between 1998 and 2022: Cable and satellite television service experienced an average inflation rate of 3.35% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cable and satellite television service costing $20 in the year 1998 would cost $44.16 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.47% during this same period, inflation for cable and satellite television service was higher.

In the year 1998: Pricing changed by 7.21%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for cable and satellite television service during the 1998-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1998 (1.55%), 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 1998

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cable and satellite television service, over time, for $20 beginning in 1998. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1998$20.007.21%
1999$20.773.83%
2000$21.764.79%
2001$22.714.34%
2002$24.065.96%
2003$25.254.92%
2004$26.304.16%
2005$27.072.94%
2006$28.133.91%
2007$28.671.91%
2008$29.362.41%
2009$29.982.12%
2010$30.371.31%
2011$30.911.77%
2012$32.274.40%
2013$33.162.75%
2014$33.942.36%
2015$34.491.60%
2016$35.753.66%
2017$37.705.45%
2018$38.371.79%
2019$39.101.90%
2020$40.794.32%
2021$42.464.09%
2022$44.163.99%*

* 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
CPI100.000103.854110.592115.462123.131132.908144.023158.362175.731186.162198.938197.423200.669212.631228.700245.200254.600266.800278.385294.985309.508322.392331.885344.877351.475359.930367.574372.379378.970395.639406.531416.138422.791438.283462.161470.453479.409500.129520.577541.343

Adjust cable and satellite television service prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1998 * 1998 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cable and satellite television service was 245.200 in the year 1998 and 541.343 in 2022:

541.343 / 245.200 * $20 = $44.16

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" as $44.16 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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