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
|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%|
|13||Game Console (Atari – PS4)||£61||£349.99||574%|
|14||Flight To San Francisco||£225||£1,084||482%|
Nationwide House Price Index 2014
eMoov research 2014