A Life-Saving Drug, Bitcoin and More: 9 Prices That Surged in 2017

While U.S. inflation remains modest, there are some striking exceptions to the rule. Here are things significantly more expensive than a year earlier.

1. Membership at Mar-a-Lago

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New members of the Trump Organization’s Mar-a-Lago resort in tony Palm Beach, Florida, had to reach deeper into their pockets this year. That’s because President Donald Trump frequently hangs out there, drawing people who’d like to get a glimpse of the president and the world leaders he sometimes hosts there. After Trump’s election in 2016, the resort doubled its initiation fee to $200,000, effective Jan. 1, reported CNBC.


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