Automobile service clubs priced at $20 in 2004 $21.20 in 2020

Automobile Service Clubs Inflation Calculator


Prices for Automobile Service Clubs, 2004-2020 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for automobile service clubs are 6.01% higher in 2020 versus 2004 (a $1.20 difference in value).

Between 2004 and 2020: Automobile service clubs experienced an average inflation rate of 0.37% per year. In other words, automobile service clubs costing $20 in the year 2004 would cost $21.20 in 2020 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.99% during this same period, inflation for automobile service clubs was lower.

In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 2.12%, which is above the average yearly change for automobile service clubs during the 2004-2020 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), 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 2004

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Automobile service clubs, over time, for $20 beginning in 2004. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.

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


Adjust automobile service clubs prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020 / CPI in 2004 * 2004 USD value = 2020 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Automobile service clubs was 113.769 in the year 2004 and 120.612 in 2020:

120.612 / 113.769 * $20 = $21.20

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2004 has the same "purchasing power" as $21.20 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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