According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for parking fees and tolls were 53.28% lower in 1998 versus 2017.
Between 1998 and 2017: Parking and tolls experienced an average inflation rate of 4.09% per year. In other words, parking and tolls costing $5 in the year 1998 would cost $10.70 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.16% during this same period, parking and tolls inflation was similar.
In the year 1998: Pricing changed by 5.66%, above the average yearly change for parking and tolls during the 1998-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 1998 (1.53%), price inflation for parking and tolls was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Parking fees and tolls: