Inflation Causing Seniors to Consider Ride Share

Inflation Causing Seniors to Consider Ride Share

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

The consumer price index (CPI) is a key gauge of inflation that measures how much Americans pay for goods and services. The CPI rose 0.9 percent over the month in October, 2021 and 6.2 percent over the entire year.  The 6.2 percent for the year reflects the highest pace of inflation in nearly 31 years. This article breaks down the rate of inflation by different categories. Inflation concerns are weighing heavily on Seniors with fixed incomes. The Supply Chain crisis is expected to last well into 2022. Some Seniors may want to consider joining Senior Ride Share Clubs to manage rising transportation costs.

Gasoline: Rose 49.6 percent year-over-year.

Used cars and trucks: Up 26.4 percent year-over-year

New cars and trucks: Increased 9.8 percent year-over-year

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair: Rose 5.4 percent year-over-year

Fuel oil: Rose 59.1 percent year-over-year.

Electricity: Rose 6.5 percent year-over-year.

Utility (piped) gas service: Increased 28.1 percent year-over-year.   

Propane, kerosene, and firewood: Rose 34.7 percent year-over-year

Food: Up 5.3 percent year-over-year.

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs: Rose 11.9 percent year-over-year.

Bacon and similar products: Up 20.2 percent year-over-year.  

Pork chops: Up 15.9 percent year-over-year

Uncooked beef steaks: Increased 24.2 percent year-over-year.  

Peanut butter: Up 6 percent year-over-year

Coffee: Rose 4.7 percent year-over-year

Restaurant prices: Rose 5.3 percent year-over-year

Furniture and bedding: Up 12 percent year-over-year

Sporting goods: Increased 8.7 percent year-over-year

Appliances: Up 6.6 percent year-over-year

Delivery services: Rose 7.5 percent year-over-year

Rent: Up 2.7 percent year-over-year

Lodging away from home: Rose 22.3 percent year-over-year,

Reliable Rider Clubs

Seniors are feeling the inflation the most at the gas pump and the grocery store. For many Seniors the cost of individually owning and operating a vehicle may become prohibitive in the near future. People who want out of individual ownership may want to consider joining a Senior Ride Share Club. With shared ownership the operating costs of transportation are divided by the number of members in the club and by the miles of transportation used by each member. Operating costs include: drivers, vehicles, insurance, fuel, service maintenance, repairs and administrative costs.  Some of the impacts of inflation can be mitigated by sharing the rides and the transportation costs.

Senior Ride Share Clubs provide a host of benefits for their senior users. All applicants for club membership receive background checks of criminal history prior to having their membership approved. Applicants pay for their own background check ($75 non-refundable). Clubs will have no more than 30 to 60 members in their Members Only Ride Share System. Club members can book their ride pickup time and location and the destination location up to 90 days in advance.  Other club members can share the same ride if their pickup location and destination location align with the route.  Club members pay $250 per month for up to 250 miles of transportation in that month.  If a club member uses more than 250 miles of transportation in any month, their credit card will be billed $1.50 per extra mile.  By ridesharing, we mean two or more persons traveling in an automobile together.

Senior Ride Share Clubs are attractive to Senior Citizens who no longer want to drive or individually own vehicles. Other groups of people who may be interested in joining a club include: People who cannot obtain a driver's license for any reason.  People who want to opt out of the Legal Liabilities of driving. People who want the Dollar Savings of Shared Ownership. People who have Medical Issues or concerns that prevent them from driving. People who want to manage the risks of consuming alcohol at restaurants, bars, music and sporting events. People who value Safety and Security above all other considerations.

Contact us with any questions you may have.


Reliable Rider, LLC
4140 E. Baseline Rd., Ste. 101
Mesa, AZ 85206
4805392607 / 8002459025

Labels: Best Ride Share System for Seniors, Reliable Transportation for Seniors USA, Safe and Secured Rideshare for Seniors, Self-managed Rideshare Club, Senior Ride Share Club

Location: 4140 E Baseline Rd STE 101, Mesa, AZ 85206, USA

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