Automobile service clubs priced at $20 in 1997 $24.06 in 2020

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Prices for Automobile Service Clubs, 1997-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for automobile service clubs were 20.32% higher in 2020 versus 1997 (a $4.06 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2020: Automobile service clubs experienced an average inflation rate of 0.81% per year. In other words, automobile service clubs costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $24.06 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for automobile service clubs was lower.

Price Inflation for Automobile service clubs since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2017 (-4.33%), 2001 (3.35%), and 2002 (2.54%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Automobile service clubs:

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
CPI 100.000 100.785 102.592 104.231 107.723 110.462 111.408 113.769 114.254 116.369 119.076 119.620 120.319 120.414 122.144 124.616 125.796 125.235 126.046 123.635 118.280 119.871 120.499 120.322

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Buying power of $20 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Automobile service clubs, 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 $20.16 0.78%
1999 $20.52 1.79%
2000 $20.85 1.60%
2001 $21.54 3.35%
2002 $22.09 2.54%
2003 $22.28 0.86%
2004 $22.75 2.12%
2005 $22.85 0.43%
2006 $23.27 1.85%
2007 $23.82 2.33%
2008 $23.92 0.46%
2009 $24.06 0.58%
2010 $24.08 0.08%
2011 $24.43 1.44%
2012 $24.92 2.02%
2013 $25.16 0.95%
2014 $25.05 -0.45%
2015 $25.21 0.65%
2016 $24.73 -1.91%
2017 $23.66 -4.33%
2018 $23.97 1.34%
2019 $24.10 0.52%
2020 $24.06 -0.15%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for automobile service clubs, 1997-2020

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Automobile service clubs was 100.000 in the year 1997 and 120.322 in 2020:

120.322 / 100.000 * $20 = $24.06

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.06 in 2020 (in the CPI category of Automobile service clubs).


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

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