According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for parking fees and tolls were 41.79% lower in 2004 versus 2017.
Between 2004 and 2017: Parking and tolls experienced an average inflation rate of 4.25% per year. In other words, parking and tolls costing $5 in the year 2004 would cost $8.59 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.01% during this same period, parking and tolls inflation was similar.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 4.67%, above the average yearly change for parking and tolls during the 2004-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2004 (2.61%), price inflation for parking and tolls was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Parking fees and tolls: