Admissions priced at $20 in 2000 $33.07 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Admissions

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Prices for Admissions, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admissions were 65.35% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $13.07 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Admissions experienced an average inflation rate of 2.83% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, admissions costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $33.07 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for admissions was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 6.44%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for admissions during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for admissions was much higher.

Price Inflation for Admissions since 1977

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1979 (8.10%), 1989 (7.89%), and 1983 (7.04%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admissions:

Year 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 69.500 73.192 79.123 83.800 87.915 93.362 99.938 106.685 112.792 117.862 124.362 131.062 141.408 151.169 159.285 164.508 167.338 175.162 182.254 192.131 198.931 205.538 216.531 230.477 242.423 251.354 263.185 272.854 282.277 291.900 303.788 312.328 317.769 322.810 324.997 332.126 336.220 341.936 354.121 365.831 374.784 381.083

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Admissions, over time, for $20 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 $20.00 6.44%
2001 $21.04 5.18%
2002 $21.81 3.68%
2003 $22.84 4.71%
2004 $23.68 3.67%
2005 $24.50 3.45%
2006 $25.33 3.41%
2007 $26.36 4.07%
2008 $27.10 2.81%
2009 $27.57 1.74%
2010 $28.01 1.59%
2011 $28.20 0.68%
2012 $28.82 2.19%
2013 $29.18 1.23%
2014 $29.67 1.70%
2015 $30.73 3.56%
2016 $31.75 3.31%
2017 $32.52 2.45%
2018 $33.07 1.68%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for admissions, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Admissions was 230.477 in the year 2000 and 381.083 in 2018:

381.083 / 230.477 * $20 = $33.07

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $33.07 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Admissions).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Admissions in 1977. In addition to admissions, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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