"High End" Inflation

Thursday, December 06, 2007 | 11:15 AM

Fun info graphic in NY Mag on "High End" inflation. Everything in New York, both ordinary and luxury goods and services in Gotham, has gotten more expensive:

AVERAGE MONTHLY RENT FOR MANHATTAN 2BR
2003: $3,364
Percent increase: 16%
Today: $3,893

AVERAGE TICKET PRICE FOR BROADWAY MUSICAL
2003: $66.75
Percent increase: 17%
Today: $77.88

KILOWATT HOUR OF ELECTRICITY
2003: $0.136
Percent increase: 28%
Today: $0.175

TAXI FARE FROM JFK TO MANHATTAN
2003: $35
Percent increase: 29%
Today: $45

WEEKLY UNLIMITED METROCARD
2003: $17
Percent increase: 41%
Today: $24

AVERAGE PRICE OF GALLON OF GAS
2003: $1.76
Percent increase: 57%
Today: $2.76

AVERAGE BILL AT ZAGAT’S TOP-20 MOST-EXPENSIVE RESTAURANTS
2003: $90.68
Percent increase: 58%
Today: $143.06

AVERAGE SALE PRICE OF MANHATTAN 2BR CO-OP
2003: $898,875
Percent increase: 59%
Today: $1,429,212

AVERAGE PRICE OF GALLON OF MILK
2003: $2.44
Percent increase: 64%
Today: $4

AVERAGE SALE PRICE OF HAMPTONS REAL ESTATE
2003: $805,875
Percent increase: 112%
Today: $1,712,259

No worries for denizens of Wall Street:  Recent Federal data shows that NYC Finance professionals earned an average annual income of $879,736 -- a 140% increase since Q1 2003 . . .

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Source:
Rich Get 140% Richer Can they still afford NYC?
Lionel Beehner
New York Magazine, Nov 25, 2007    
http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/41295/

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No worries for denizens of Wall Street: Recent Federal data shows that NYC Finance professionals earned an average annual income of $879,736 -- a 140% increase since Q1 2003 . . .

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See! We have nothing to worry about! Wall Street is fine!

What's in YOUR wallet?

Posted by: Marcus Aurelius | Dec 6, 2007 11:13:25 AM

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