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GLOBAL GYM COMPARISON – WORKING OUT THE BEST PRICES

  • New insights from comparethemarket.com.au detail the average monthly cost of an adult gym membership in 50 countries around the world

  • Colombia was revealed as the most affordable country on the list with an average monthly gym cost of USD$17.82, which represents a fraction of Colombia’s average monthly income (USD$1,019)i

  • The most expensive country on the list was Japan, due to an average monthly cost of USD$104.43, which is almost six times higher than Colombia

At a time when much of the world is at a standstill and many of us are restricted in our movements, physical activity and exercise could be imperative to many people’s mental and physical wellbeing.ii

New insights from Compare the Market reveal the most and least expensive countries to hold a standard adult gym membership (gym access only and no classes or add-ons) in a global price comparison. So, who offers the best figure?

The top ten cheapest countries to purchase a monthly gym membership:

Rank

Country

Average monthly price (USD)

1

Colombia

$17.82

2

Poland

$21.63

3

Turkey

$22.11

4

Chile

$27.14

5

Norway

$27.62

6

Germany

$27.63

7

Canada

$28.44

8

Egypt

$28.63

9

Morocco

$29.12

10

Finland

$29.79

In first place, Colombia records the lowest price for a gym membership at USD$17.82 per month. This coincides with Colombians’ commitment to health, where the number of locals that reported they were in good health was higher than the OECD average of 69% of respondents.iii

Countries that also made the ten cheapest countries include Poland (USD$21.63), Germany (USD$27.63) and Canada (USD$28.44).

The top ten most expensive countries to purchase a monthly gym membership:

Rank

Country

Average monthly price (USD)

1

Japan

104.43

2

Qatar

96.15

3

United Arab Emirates

89.86

4

Thailand

75.98

5

Australia

70.19

6

Vietnam

67.34

7

Switzerland

65.96

8

Hong Kong

64.51

9

Italy

64.38

10

Hungary

63.93

As the only country with a three-digit figure, Japan tops the list as the most expensive with an average cost of $104.43 per month. The next three most expensive countries are Qatar ($96.15), United Arab Emirates ($89.86) and Thailand ($75.98).

To see the full list of monthly gym prices in 50 countries around the world, visit comparethemarket.com.au.

i

ii Department of Psychiatry – Importance of Physical Activity and Exercise during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19/your-lifestyle/importance-physical-activity-exercise-during-covid-19-pandemic

iii Ibid.




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