Subscription and rental of video and video games priced at $20 in 1997 $31.16 in 2024

Subscription And Rental Of Video And Video Games Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Subscription And Rental Of Video And Video Games, 1997-2024 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for subscription and rental of video and video games are 55.78% higher in 2024 versus 1997 (a $11.16 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2024: Subscription and rental of video and video games experienced an average inflation rate of 1.66% per year. In other words, subscription and rental of video and video games costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $31.16 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.49% during this same period, inflation for subscription and rental of video and video games was lower.

Price Inflation for Subscription and rental of video and video games since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2011 (8.90%), 2012 (7.38%), and 2022 (5.70%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Subscription and rental of video and video games, over time, for $20 beginning in 1997. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1997$20.00-
1998$19.02-4.92%
1999$19.060.25%
2000$18.78-1.48%
2001$18.43-1.88%
2002$18.39-0.18%
2003$17.40-5.37%
2004$17.22-1.06%
2005$17.350.74%
2006$18.023.85%
2007$18.472.55%
2008$19.495.52%
2009$20.133.28%
2010$20.270.67%
2011$22.078.90%
2012$23.707.38%
2013$23.36-1.41%
2014$23.31-0.21%
2015$24.123.44%
2016$24.742.57%
2017$25.312.30%
2018$26.052.93%
2019$26.923.35%
2020$27.291.38%
2021$27.841.98%
2022$29.425.70%
2023$31.025.43%
2024$31.160.44%*

* 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 Subscription and rental of video and video games:

Year1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI100.00095.07795.31593.90092.13191.96287.02386.10086.73890.07792.37097.465100.662101.332110.348118.491116.822116.574120.582123.679126.528130.240134.609136.471139.177147.110155.098155.779

Adjust subscription and rental of video and video games prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Subscription and rental of video and video games was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 155.779 in 2024:

155.779 / 100.000 * $20 = $31.16

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $31.16 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Subscription and rental of video and video games).


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

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