The price of gym membership in 52 countries, mapped

The fitness sector is getting back in shape – but it’s a different kind of shape.

Gym workouts have been off the cards since the pandemic hit, but that’s due to change as vaccination roll-out hits its stride. In the United Kingdom, membership of The Gym Group rose by 33 percent, from 547 thousand to 729 thousand in the first months of 2021. And consulting company McKinsey prognosticates a 5-10% yearly increase in the wellness business just because we have become more conscious of the delicacy of our well-being. But the new fitness fashion is very much formed by our lockdown practices. Gym 2.0 will be a mixture model of on-site training and ‘workout-from-home’ – and clients are expected to be more conscious of the cost of fitness.

As people think about which gym membership to decide, SavingSpot found the average monthly membership price for nations worldwide and every U.S. state.

To do this, the SavingSpot team observed gym chains in every nation through Google searches, including Google Maps, and used official websites to identify the lowest regular adult monthly membership fee (or equivalent price from 3, 6, or 12-month memberships) for every chain. These prices were converted to $U.S. and used to determine each country’s average monthly membership cost.

The price of a gym membership worldwide
The price of a Gym membership mapped
Top 10 most expensive gym memberships in the world
RankCountryContinentThe average cost of monthly membership ($US)
1AustriaEurope107.38
2United Arab EmiratesAfrica105.72
3QatarThe Middle East & Asia 105.31
4JapanRest of Asia & Oceania99.19
5ChinaRest of Asia & Oceania86.61
6EgyptAfrica82.86
7Saudi ArabiaThe Middle East & Asia 79.57
8IcelandEurope77.08
9CzechiaEurope76.57
10SwitzerlandEurope73.04
Top 10 cheapest gym memberships in the world
RankCountryContinentThe average cost of monthly membership ($US)
1CanadaNorth America15.91
2South AfricaAfrica21.28
3LithuaniaEurope 24.78
4CroatiaEurope28.57
5ColombiaSouth America28.57
6United StatesNorth America28.58
7PolandEurope 28.86
8NorwayEurope31.5
9SlovakiaEurope33.94
10ArgentinaSouth America34.09
The price of a gym membership in every state
The price of a gym membership in every state mapped
Top 10 most expensive gym memberships in the United States
RankStateThe average cost of monthly membership ($US)
1New York75.32
2Alaska75.28
3Hawaii73.68
4Connecticut68.81
5New Jersey67.57
6Missouri67.55
7California65.42
8Idaho65.42
9Tennessee65.27
10Iowa64.96
Top 10 cheapest gym memberships in the United States
RankCountryThe average cost of monthly membership ($US)
1South Dakota40.66
2Montana40.83
3Vermont41.50
4North Carolina44.41
5Mississippi44.86
6Kentucky44.87
7Rhode Island46.25
8West Virginia47.37
9Delaware48.49
10Maine48.50

Key findings:
● Austria has the most costly gyms worldwide, with an average membership costing $107.38.
● Canada has the most affordable gym membership in the study, averaging $15.91 per month.
● The price of the average gym membership in the United States is $28.58 per month.
● New York is the state with America’s most costly monthly gym membership, averaging $75.32.
● Prices in Asia fluctuate more than anyplace else, from low fees in Kazakhstan to some of the highest prices in the world in countries like the United Arab Emirates


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