According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for cable and satellite television service were 29.85% higher in 2019 versus 2009 (a $5.97 difference in value).
Between 2009 and 2019: Cable and satellite television service experienced an average inflation rate of 2.65% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, cable and satellite television service costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $25.97 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.76% during this same period, inflation for cable and satellite television service was higher.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 2.13%, which is below the average yearly change for cable and satellite television service during the 2009-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for cable and satellite television service was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Cable and satellite television service:
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Cable and satellite television service, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
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