Parking and tolls priced at $5 in 2011 $6.32 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Parking and tolls

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Prices for Parking And Tolls, 2011-2018 ($5)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for parking fees and tolls were 26.50% higher in 2018 versus 2011 (a $1.32 difference in value).

Between 2011 and 2018: Parking and tolls experienced an average inflation rate of 3.42% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, parking and tolls costing $5 in the year 2011 would cost $6.32 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.55% during this same period, inflation for parking and tolls was higher.

Price Inflation for Parking fees and tolls since 2011

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2012 (8.45%), 2013 (3.53%), and 2016 (2.80%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Parking fees and tolls:

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 182.926 198.384 205.378 210.382 215.837 221.872 227.280 231.399

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Buying power of $5 since 2011

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Parking and tolls, over time, for $5 beginning in 2011. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2011 $5.00 -
2012 $5.42 8.45%
2013 $5.61 3.53%
2014 $5.75 2.44%
2015 $5.90 2.59%
2016 $6.06 2.80%
2017 $6.21 2.44%
2018 $6.32 1.81%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for parking and tolls, 2011-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2011 * 2011 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Parking fees and tolls was 182.926 in the year 2011 and 231.399 in 2018:

231.399 / 182.926 * $5 = $6.32

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $5 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" as $6.32 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Parking fees and tolls).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Parking fees and tolls in 2011. In addition to parking and tolls, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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