Recreation priced at $29.95 in 2005 $35.70 in 2022

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Prices for Recreation, 2005-2022 ($29.95)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for recreation are 19.21% higher in 2022 versus 2005 (a $5.75 difference in value).

Between 2005 and 2022: Recreation experienced an average inflation rate of 1.04% per year. In other words, recreation costing $29.95 in the year 2005 would cost $35.70 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.39% during this same period, inflation for recreation was lower.

In the year 2005: Pricing changed by 0.67%, which is below the average yearly change for recreation during the 2005-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2005 (3.39%), inflation for recreation was lower.

Price Inflation for Recreation since 1993

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2022 (4.14%), 1996 (3.07%), and 2021 (2.40%).

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Buying power of $29.95 since 2005

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Recreation, over time, for $29.95 beginning in 2005. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2005$29.950.67%
2006$30.381.42%
2007$30.520.47%
2008$31.021.63%
2009$31.300.90%
2010$31.03-0.84%
2011$31.050.04%
2012$31.411.19%
2013$31.570.49%
2014$31.640.24%
2015$31.750.35%
2016$32.040.90%
2017$32.451.30%
2018$32.610.49%
2019$33.031.28%
2020$33.481.35%
2021$34.282.40%
2022$35.704.14%*

* 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 Recreation:

Year199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI90.84292.80894.65897.56799.767101.050101.933103.292104.900106.225107.500108.633109.358110.917111.442113.254114.274113.317113.361114.706115.269115.545115.944116.982118.498119.083120.607122.237125.176130.361

Adjust recreation prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2005 * 2005 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Recreation was 109.358 in the year 2005 and 130.361 in 2022:

130.361 / 109.358 * $29.95 = $35.70

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $29.95 in 2005 has the same "purchasing power" as $35.70 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Recreation).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Recreation in 1993. In addition to recreation, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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