Prices for going out and staying in

November 30, 2016

As the seasons change, many people shift from outdoor recreational activities to other forms of entertainment. Some enjoy going out to football games, movies, and theater performances; others enjoy curling up with a good book or watching movies at home. Prices for these forms of entertainment have all increased over the past several years, but at different rates. From October 2010 to October 2016, prices for admission to sporting events were up 24 percent, while prices for recreational reading materials rose 8.8 percent.

Consumer price indexes for activities at home and away from home, seasonally adjusted, October 2010 to October 2016 (October 2010 = 100)
Month All Items Video and audio services Recreational reading materials Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts Admission to sporting events

Oct 2010

100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000 100.000

Nov 2010

100.253 100.209 99.781 99.838 99.940

Dec 2010

100.656 99.432 100.022 100.103 99.574

Jan 2011

100.982 99.689 100.214 100.425 100.491

Feb 2011

101.307 100.226 100.492 100.556 100.193

Mar 2011

101.831 100.427 99.722 100.525 100.385

Apr 2011

102.309 100.713 99.700 99.933 100.041

May 2011

102.635 100.986 99.620 101.106 100.426

Jun 2011

102.635 100.893 99.366 101.071 99.838

Jul 2011

102.904 101.528 99.214 100.883 98.914

Aug 2011

103.228 101.565 99.104 101.336 99.881

Sep 2011

103.452 102.257 99.369 100.984 99.789

Oct 2011

103.522 102.908 99.719 100.674 100.687

Nov 2011

103.714 103.164 100.192 99.668 99.129

Dec 2011

103.738 103.501 100.461 99.995 98.981

Jan 2012

104.029 104.139 100.955 101.915 101.980

Feb 2012

104.265 104.356 100.492 100.888 100.926

Mar 2012

104.501 104.781 101.230 100.816 101.641

Apr 2012

104.680 105.119 101.386 100.874 101.989

May 2012

104.423 105.519 101.803 101.363 102.817

Jun 2012

104.324 105.781 101.878 103.816 104.285

Jul 2012

104.310 105.993 101.949 104.078 104.097

Aug 2012

104.935 106.571 101.709 103.352 104.232

Sep 2012

105.457 106.887 102.044 103.136 103.506

Oct 2012

105.762 106.466 101.756 103.909 103.836

Nov 2012

105.590 106.599 102.344 103.288 103.715

Dec 2012

105.587 106.699 102.907 103.706 105.087

Jan 2013

105.755 107.046 104.551 103.783 105.284

Feb 2013

106.378 107.527 104.574 103.191 104.759

Mar 2013

106.062 107.775 105.121 102.909 104.658

Apr 2013

105.853 107.749 105.297 102.078 104.126

May 2013

105.871 107.854 105.274 102.882 105.554

Jun 2013

106.082 107.961 105.479 103.495 105.556

Jul 2013

106.261 108.188 105.491 104.092 105.743

Aug 2013

106.489 108.521 105.682 104.386 106.957

Sep 2013

106.669 108.721 105.217 103.864 107.171

Oct 2013

106.740 108.926 105.688 103.623 106.417

Nov 2013

106.928 109.230 106.161 104.901 106.803

Dec 2013

107.219 108.993 105.992 105.032 107.529

Jan 2014

107.488 109.266 106.252 105.375 108.619

Feb 2014

107.572 109.318 106.085 105.105 109.660

Mar 2014

107.698 109.755 106.780 105.134 108.328

Apr 2014

107.971 109.953 108.031 105.775 108.826

May 2014

108.112 110.268 108.766 105.578 108.260

Jun 2014

108.209 110.553 107.712 105.835 108.975

Jul 2014

108.320 110.430 107.477 106.692 109.614

Aug 2014

108.276 109.969 106.988 106.357 108.798

Sep 2014

108.435 110.312 106.996 105.691 108.566

Oct 2014

108.499 111.010 108.499 105.266 109.167

Nov 2014

108.321 110.747 108.221 104.886 109.182

Dec 2014

107.957 110.975 108.375 105.494 110.481

Jan 2015

107.268 111.188 108.488 105.570 112.491

Feb 2015

107.478 111.329 108.121 106.540 114.606

Mar 2015

107.681 111.196 108.265 107.751 115.911

Apr 2015

107.835 111.547 108.664 108.151 115.845

May 2015

108.145 111.474 109.601 108.311 118.090

Jun 2015

108.395 111.506 108.992 107.999 118.575

Jul 2015

108.537 111.750 109.463 108.181 117.457

Aug 2015

108.523 111.780 109.493 108.149 119.142

Sep 2015

108.425 111.991 110.302 107.845 116.989

Oct 2015

108.635 112.441 109.984 108.020 118.746

Nov 2015

108.796 112.658 110.220 108.674 117.987

Dec 2015

108.677 113.073 110.444 110.172 116.022

Jan 2016

108.707 113.087 109.718 109.306 122.337

Feb 2016

108.525 113.874 110.681 109.372 121.532

Mar 2016

108.622 114.726 108.954 111.926 115.956

Apr 2016

109.065 115.121 108.252 112.128 116.846

May 2016

109.299 115.520 108.656 112.461 117.452

Jun 2016

109.529 116.351 108.330 113.005 121.346

Jul 2016

109.485 116.579 107.697 111.850 124.287

Aug 2016

109.709 116.277 109.510 112.182 123.766

Sep 2016

110.029 115.824 110.333 112.560 125.043

Oct 2016

110.422 116.081 108.792 111.724 123.964

From October 2010 to October 2016, the Consumer Price Index for all items increased 10.4 percent. Over the same period, prices for admission to sporting events; video and audio services (+16.1 percent); and admission to movies, theaters, and concerts (+11.7 percent) all outpaced inflation as measured by the all items index.

These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Consumer Price Index — October 2016" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Prices for going out and staying in on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/prices-for-going-out-and-staying-in.htm (visited October 18, 2018).

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