Club memberships priced at $200 in 2000 $255.18 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Club memberships

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Prices for Club Memberships, 2000-2018 ($200)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees were 27.59% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $55.18 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Club memberships experienced an average inflation rate of 1.36% per year. In other words, club memberships costing $200 in the year 2000 would cost $255.18 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for club memberships was lower.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 2.98%, which is above the average yearly change for club memberships during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for club memberships was lower.

Price Inflation for Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees since 1998

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2006 (3.77%), 1999 (3.25%), and 2000 (2.98%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees:

Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 102.433 105.758 108.908 111.658 112.933 116.108 116.675 117.425 121.850 123.703 125.826 125.668 123.466 122.066 125.494 127.482 129.331 130.142 132.199 135.315 138.954

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Buying power of $200 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Club memberships, over time, for $200 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 $200.00 2.98%
2001 $205.05 2.53%
2002 $207.39 1.14%
2003 $213.22 2.81%
2004 $214.26 0.49%
2005 $215.64 0.64%
2006 $223.77 3.77%
2007 $227.17 1.52%
2008 $231.07 1.72%
2009 $230.78 -0.13%
2010 $226.73 -1.75%
2011 $224.16 -1.13%
2012 $230.46 2.81%
2013 $234.11 1.58%
2014 $237.50 1.45%
2015 $238.99 0.63%
2016 $242.77 1.58%
2017 $248.49 2.36%
2018 $255.18 2.69%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for club memberships, 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 Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees was 108.908 in the year 2000 and 138.954 in 2018:

138.954 / 108.908 * $200 = $255.18

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $200 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $255.18 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees in 1998. In addition to club memberships, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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