Automobile service clubs priced at $20 in 2000 $23 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Automobile service clubs

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Prices for Automobile Service Clubs, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for automobile service clubs were 14.99% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $3 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Automobile service clubs experienced an average inflation rate of 0.78% per year. In other words, automobile service clubs costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $23 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for automobile service clubs was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 1.60%, which is above the average yearly change for automobile service clubs during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), 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
CPI 100.000 100.785 102.592 104.231 107.723 110.462 111.408 113.769 114.254 116.369 119.076 119.620 120.319 120.414 122.144 124.616 125.796 125.235 126.046 123.635 118.280 119.857

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Automobile service clubs, 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 1.60%
2001 $20.67 3.35%
2002 $21.20 2.54%
2003 $21.38 0.86%
2004 $21.83 2.12%
2005 $21.92 0.43%
2006 $22.33 1.85%
2007 $22.85 2.33%
2008 $22.95 0.46%
2009 $23.09 0.58%
2010 $23.11 0.08%
2011 $23.44 1.44%
2012 $23.91 2.02%
2013 $24.14 0.95%
2014 $24.03 -0.45%
2015 $24.19 0.65%
2016 $23.72 -1.91%
2017 $22.70 -4.33%
2018 $23.00 1.33%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for automobile service clubs, 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 Automobile service clubs was 104.231 in the year 2000 and 119.857 in 2018:

119.857 / 104.231 * $20 = $23

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $23 in 2018 (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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