According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for parking fees and tolls were 74.40% higher in 2018 versus 2004.
Between 2004 and 2018: Parking and tolls experienced an average inflation rate of 4.05% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, parking and tolls costing $5 in the year 2004 would cost $8.72 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.98% during this same period, inflation for parking and tolls was similar.
In the year 2004: Pricing changed by 4.89%, above the average yearly change for parking and tolls during the 2004-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2004 (2.68%), 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: