Seeing the increase factor puts in perspective more than the dollar amount, but on the top of the list of things that don't surprise me: NYU tuition
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Inflation and Pricing: NYC
Interesting post over at My Open Wallet on price increases vs. inflation in the last forty years here in the city. I'm somewhat surprised that some things have gone up less than the cost of inflation, while at the same time surprised at those that did: i.e. smoked salmon and luxury tickets. Admittedly I'm drawing on my own thoughts rather than my econ background but I would think that given the relative elasticity of luxury goods, they'd go up more than inelastic necessities.