According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for parking fees and tolls were 127.20% higher in 2017 versus 1997.
Between 1997 and 2017: Parking and tolls experienced an average inflation rate of 4.19% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, parking and tolls costing $5 in the year 1997 would cost $11.36 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.14% during this same period, inflation for parking and tolls was similar.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Parking fees and tolls: