How Much Does Audible Cost? Audible Plans 2021
Audible has a total of five membership plans and the cost of your Audible subscription will depend on the plan that you choose. All the five membership plans are explained later in this article.
However, if you are a new user, Audible gives you a 30-day free trial in which you can get 1 free Premium audiobook of your choice (2 for Prime members).
You can keep these free audiobooks for lifetime even if you cancel your membership before the end of your free trial period!
In this article, you will know about different Audible membership plans & prices and also some tips on how you can choose the best-suited plan for you!
So let’s dive in and see how much Audible membership costs for different available plans…
The Audible Plans & Pricing mentioned in this article are as on the day this article was last updated and are subject to change. You can check the current Audible Plans and Offers from This Official Page on Amazon!
How much does Audible cost?
Audible membership costs $7.95/month for the Audible Plus plan and $14.95/month for the Premium Plus plan. There is another monthly plan that costs 22.95/month and gives you 2 Audible credits.
Besides the above monthly plans, Audible also offers two annual plans:
- Audible Premium Plus Annual (12 Credits): Costs $149.50/year
- Audible Premium Plus Annual (24 Credits): Costs $229.50/year
In the Audible Plus plan, members get unlimited access to Audible Plus Catalog but do not get any credits. Audible credits can be used to purchase Premium Audible titles, which form the major portion of the Audible collection. All other four Audible Premium plans offer credits.
To know more about the differences between the Audible Plus and Premium Plus plans, please refer to the article – Audible Plus vs Premium Plus.
The cost per credit is the least for the Audible Premium Annual plan (24 credits). It is only about $9.6, which is about $5 less than the basic Monthly Premium Plus plan that costs $14.95/credit.
Each Audible credit is equivalent to one Premium audiobook in Audible. You can purchase any audiobook of your choice regardless of its price.
Here’s a table showing Audible membership plans & prices to give you an overview of different Audible membership options that you can choose from.
|Plan Name||Price||Credits||Cost Per Credit|
|Audible Plus Monthly||$7.95/month||No credits||NA|
|Audible Premium Plus Monthly||$14.95/month||1 per month||$14.95|
|Audible Premium Plus Monthly (2 Credits)||$22.95/month||2 per month||$11.46|
|Audible Premium Plus Annual (12 Credits)||$149.50/year||12 per year||$12.46|
|Audible Premium Plus Annual (24 Credits)||$229.50/year||24 per year||$9.56|
Which Audible Membership Plan Should You Choose?
If you are starting out to listen to audiobooks for the first time, it may not be a good idea to go for the annual plans first.
The reason is simple. If you go for annual plans straightaway and soon realize that you don’t really love listening to audiobooks, you may feel that your money has been wasted.
Though Audible gives you a free audiobook to start with, it may not be enough to decide whether you would like audiobooks in general or not. So, taking the monthly membership for a couple of months may give you a better idea of your interest in audiobooks.
Once you are sure that you would actually love audiobooks, then only go for annual plans or plans with more credits which will be cheaper for you in the long run.
However, if you feel that you don’t really like audiobooks much, then you may consider any of these two options:
- Get the cheaper Audible Plus plan
- Cancel your membership
If you cancel your Audible membership, you won’t lose any audiobooks that you had already purchased. Besides, you can rejoin Audible again whenever you want. there is no restriction.
So, that is all on how much Audible costs for different Audible membership plans. I hope this article was helpful to you.
If you have any questions or doubts regarding any Audible membership options, please share them in the comment section below. I would be glad to answer them as best as I can.