Silver Screen Inflation

A recent survey has found the price of a cinema ticket has seen the 3rd highest rise in inflation over the last 40 years, beaten only by The Daily Mai and a pack of 20 cigarettes.

The study looked at a range of items, from flights to San Francisco and a Big Mac to the average weekly wage and the average price of a house. Since 1974 the price of a cinema ticket has risen from £0.45 to £9.60, a staggering 2133%, or broken down is a 53% increase per year.

To put the cinema ticket increase into perspective the report found weekly wages have seen a 1616% increase and the average price of a house has seen a 1879% increase. This means taking into account the inflation of wages people today are paying 263% more for a property and 517% more for a cinema ticket.

If your interest is peaked a list of the top 14 are below

ITEM 1974 2014 %RISE
1 20 Cigarettes £0.20 £8.74 4370%
2 Daily Mail £0.02 £0.60 3000%
3 Cinema Tickets £0.45 £9.60 2133%
4 1st Class Stamp £0.03 £0.62 2067%
5 Average House Price £9,927 £186,544 1879%
6 Average Weekly Wage £32 £517 1616%
7 Pint if Lager £0.20 £3.19 1595%
8 Mars Bar £0.06 £0.79 1317%
9 Milk (pint) £0.05 £0.49 1089%
10 Ford Hatchback £1,299 £13,995 1077%
11 Big Mac £0.40 £2.69 673%
12 12 Eggs £0.32 £1.95 609%
13 Game Console (Atari – PS4) £61 £349.99 574%
14 Flight To San Francisco £225 £1,084 482%

Sources:
Nationwide House Price Index 2014
eMoov research 2014