Club memberships priced at $200 in 1997 $291.37 in 2021

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Prices for Club Memberships, 1997-2021 ($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 45.68% higher in 2021 versus 1997 (a $91.37 difference in value).

Between 1997 and 2021: Club memberships experienced an average inflation rate of 1.58% per year. In other words, club memberships costing $200 in the year 1997 would cost $291.37 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.16% during this same period, inflation for club memberships was lower.

Price Inflation for Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees since 1997

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2006 (3.77%), 1999 (3.26%), and 2000 (2.97%).

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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 100.000 102.415 105.754 108.892 111.654 112.938 116.108 116.677 117.431 121.854 123.703 125.826 125.668 123.466 122.066 125.494 127.482 129.331 130.142 132.199 135.315 139.162 142.867 145.033 145.685

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Buying power of $200 since 1997

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Club memberships, over time, for $200 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 $200.00 -
1998 $204.83 2.42%
1999 $211.51 3.26%
2000 $217.78 2.97%
2001 $223.31 2.54%
2002 $225.88 1.15%
2003 $232.22 2.81%
2004 $233.35 0.49%
2005 $234.86 0.65%
2006 $243.71 3.77%
2007 $247.41 1.52%
2008 $251.65 1.72%
2009 $251.34 -0.13%
2010 $246.93 -1.75%
2011 $244.13 -1.13%
2012 $250.99 2.81%
2013 $254.96 1.58%
2014 $258.66 1.45%
2015 $260.28 0.63%
2016 $264.40 1.58%
2017 $270.63 2.36%
2018 $278.32 2.84%
2019 $285.73 2.66%
2020 $290.07 1.52%
2021 $291.37 0.45%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for club memberships, 1997-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1997 * 1997 USD value = 2021 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 100.000 in the year 1997 and 145.685 in 2021:

145.685 / 100.000 * $200 = $291.37

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $200 in 1997 has the same "purchasing power" as $291.37 in 2021 (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 1997. 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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