Sporting events priced at $100 in 2000 $192.12 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Sporting events

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Prices for Sporting Events, 2000-2019 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events were 92.12% higher in 2019 versus 2000 (a $92.12 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2019: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 3.50% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $192.12 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.04% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.87%, which is above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2000-2019 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), 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%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to sporting events:

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 100.000 103.915 110.208 116.677 124.485 129.869 132.262 138.415 147.000 152.477 160.091 168.840 172.918 176.606 176.383 182.174 186.948 192.527 206.268 213.219 217.809 221.803 224.164

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Buying power of $100 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Sporting events, over time, for $100 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $100.00 5.87%
2001 $106.69 6.69%
2002 $111.31 4.33%
2003 $113.36 1.84%
2004 $118.63 4.65%
2005 $125.99 6.20%
2006 $130.68 3.73%
2007 $137.21 4.99%
2008 $144.71 5.47%
2009 $148.20 2.42%
2010 $151.36 2.13%
2011 $151.17 -0.13%
2012 $156.14 3.28%
2013 $160.23 2.62%
2014 $165.01 2.98%
2015 $176.79 7.14%
2016 $182.74 3.37%
2017 $186.68 2.15%
2018 $190.10 1.83%
2019 $192.12 1.06%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for sporting events, 2000-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admission to sporting events was 116.677 in the year 2000 and 224.164 in 2019:

224.164 / 116.677 * $100 = $192.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $192.12 in 2019 (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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