Cable and satellite television service priced at $20 in 2007 $29.25 in 2021

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Prices for Cable And Satellite Television Service, 2007-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cable and satellite television service were 46.25% higher in 2021 versus 2007 (a $9.25 difference in value).

Between 2007 and 2021: Cable and satellite television service experienced an average inflation rate of 2.75% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cable and satellite television service costing $20 in the year 2007 would cost $29.25 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.77% during this same period, inflation for cable and satellite television service was higher.

In the year 2007: Pricing changed by 1.91%, which is below the average yearly change for cable and satellite television service during the 2007-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2007 (2.85%), inflation for cable and satellite television service was lower.

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 2021
CPI 100.000 103.854 110.592 115.462 123.131 132.908 144.023 158.362 175.731 186.162 198.938 197.423 200.669 212.631 228.700 245.200 254.600 266.800 278.385 294.985 309.508 322.392 331.885 344.877 351.475 359.930 367.574 372.379 378.970 395.639 406.531 416.138 422.791 438.283 462.161 470.453 479.409 500.129 514.027

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Buying power of $20 since 2007

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cable and satellite television service, over time, for $20 beginning in 2007. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2007 $20.00 1.91%
2008 $20.48 2.41%
2009 $20.92 2.12%
2010 $21.19 1.31%
2011 $21.56 1.77%
2012 $22.51 4.40%
2013 $23.13 2.75%
2014 $23.68 2.36%
2015 $24.06 1.60%
2016 $24.94 3.66%
2017 $26.30 5.45%
2018 $26.77 1.79%
2019 $27.28 1.90%
2020 $28.46 4.32%
2021 $29.25 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for cable and satellite television service, 2007-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Cable and satellite television service was 351.475 in the year 2007 and 514.027 in 2021:

514.027 / 351.475 * $20 = $29.25

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.25 in 2021 (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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