Sporting events priced at $100 in 1997 $215.12 in 2022

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Prices for Sporting Events, 1997-2022 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events are 115.12% higher in 2022 versus 1997 (a $115.12 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2022: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 3.11% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 1997 would cost $215.12 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.42% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was higher.

Price Inflation for Admission to sporting events since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2015 (7.14%), 2001 (6.69%), and 2005 (6.20%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1997

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

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1997$100.00-
1998$103.923.92%
1999$110.216.06%
2000$116.685.87%
2001$124.486.69%
2002$129.874.33%
2003$132.261.84%
2004$138.424.65%
2005$147.006.20%
2006$152.483.73%
2007$160.094.99%
2008$168.845.47%
2009$172.922.42%
2010$176.612.13%
2011$176.38-0.13%
2012$182.173.28%
2013$186.952.62%
2014$192.532.98%
2015$206.277.14%
2016$213.223.37%
2017$217.812.15%
2018$221.801.83%
2019$226.292.02%
2020$236.014.30%
2021$222.10-5.89%
2022$215.12-3.14%*

* 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 Admission to sporting events:

Year19971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI100.000103.915110.208116.677124.485129.869132.262138.415147.000152.477160.091168.840172.918176.606176.383182.174186.948192.527206.268213.219217.809221.803226.291236.013222.100215.115

Adjust sporting events prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 215.115 in 2022:

215.115 / 100.000 * $100 = $215.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $215.12 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Admission to sporting events).


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

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