Automobile service clubs priced at $20 in 1997 $24.12 in 2020

Automobile Service Clubs Inflation Calculator

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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 are 20.61% higher in 2020 versus 1997 (a $4.12 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2020: Automobile service clubs experienced an average inflation rate of 0.82% per year. In other words, automobile service clubs costing $20 in the year 1997 would cost $24.12 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.10% 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%).

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Buying power of $20.00 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:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1997$20.00-
1998$20.160.78%
1999$20.521.79%
2000$20.851.60%
2001$21.543.35%
2002$22.092.54%
2003$22.280.86%
2004$22.752.12%
2005$22.850.43%
2006$23.271.85%
2007$23.822.33%
2008$23.920.46%
2009$24.060.58%
2010$24.080.08%
2011$24.431.44%
2012$24.922.02%
2013$25.160.95%
2014$25.05-0.45%
2015$25.210.65%
2016$24.73-1.91%
2017$23.66-4.33%
2018$23.971.34%
2019$24.100.52%
2020$24.120.09%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

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

Year199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
CPI100.000100.785102.592104.231107.723110.462111.408113.769114.254116.369119.076119.620120.319120.414122.144124.616125.796125.235126.046123.635118.280119.871120.499120.612

Adjust automobile service clubs prices for inflation

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 120.612 in 2020:

120.612 / 100.000 * $20 = $24.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.12 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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