Other recreation services priced at $20 in 1997 $34.05 in 2021

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Prices for Other Recreation Services, 1997-2021 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for other recreation services were 70.24% higher in 2021 versus 1997 (a $14.05 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Other recreation services experienced an average inflation rate of 2.24% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, other recreation services costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $34.05 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.06% during this same period, inflation for other recreation services was higher.

Price Inflation for Other recreation services since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2000 (4.50%), 1999 (4.39%), and 2003 (4.06%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Other recreation services:

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 100.000 102.362 106.854 111.662 116.100 119.638 124.500 127.523 130.515 135.085 139.369 142.857 144.646 145.121 145.266 148.375 150.500 152.687 156.174 159.949 164.052 167.913 171.823 174.721 170.235

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Other recreation services, over time, for $20 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 $20.00 -
1998 $20.47 2.36%
1999 $21.37 4.39%
2000 $22.33 4.50%
2001 $23.22 3.97%
2002 $23.93 3.05%
2003 $24.90 4.06%
2004 $25.50 2.43%
2005 $26.10 2.35%
2006 $27.02 3.50%
2007 $27.87 3.17%
2008 $28.57 2.50%
2009 $28.93 1.25%
2010 $29.02 0.33%
2011 $29.05 0.10%
2012 $29.68 2.14%
2013 $30.10 1.43%
2014 $30.54 1.45%
2015 $31.23 2.28%
2016 $31.99 2.42%
2017 $32.81 2.57%
2018 $33.58 2.35%
2019 $34.36 2.33%
2020 $34.94 1.69%
2021 $34.05 -2.57%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for other recreation services, 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 Other recreation services was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 170.235 in 2021:

170.235 / 100.000 * $20 = $34.05

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $34.05 in 2021 (in the CPI category of Other recreation services).


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

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