Travel lodging priced at $100 in 1997 $131.90 in 2021

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Prices for Travel Lodging, 1997-2021 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for lodging away from home were 31.90% higher in 2021 versus 1997 (a $31.90 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Travel lodging experienced an average inflation rate of 1.16% per year. In other words, travel lodging costing $100 in the year 1997 would cost $131.90 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.08% during this same period, inflation for travel lodging was lower.

Price Inflation for Lodging away from home since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2020 (-10.13%), 2009 (-6.48%), and 2004 (5.50%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Lodging away from home:

Year 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 108.000 109.058 112.292 117.475 118.600 118.325 119.325 125.892 130.283 135.950 142.745 143.561 134.265 133.654 137.421 140.510 142.434 148.472 153.063 158.137 159.478 161.023 165.777 148.990 142.447

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Buying power of $100 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Travel lodging, over time, for $100 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1997 $100.00 -
1998 $100.98 0.98%
1999 $103.97 2.96%
2000 $108.77 4.62%
2001 $109.81 0.96%
2002 $109.56 -0.23%
2003 $110.49 0.85%
2004 $116.57 5.50%
2005 $120.63 3.49%
2006 $125.88 4.35%
2007 $132.17 5.00%
2008 $132.93 0.57%
2009 $124.32 -6.48%
2010 $123.75 -0.46%
2011 $127.24 2.82%
2012 $130.10 2.25%
2013 $131.88 1.37%
2014 $137.47 4.24%
2015 $141.72 3.09%
2016 $146.42 3.32%
2017 $147.66 0.85%
2018 $149.10 0.97%
2019 $153.50 2.95%
2020 $137.95 -10.13%
2021 $131.90 -4.39%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for travel lodging, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Lodging away from home was 108.000 in the year 1997 and 142.447 in 2021:

142.447 / 108.000 * $100 = $131.90

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $131.90 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Lodging away from home).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Lodging away from home in 1997. In addition to travel lodging, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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