17 Ridiculous Price Hikes Since 2000

Shit is really, really expensive.

Since 2000, inflation has risen by 35%. Let’s look at a few things that have exceeded that rate.

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17. RENT - 43%

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Unless you’re living in NYC, (in which case your rent has probably gone up by about 999999%) rent prices have increased a tad bit more than the rate of inflation…. Not horrible.

16. MOVIE, THEATER, & CONCERT TICKETS - 44%

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Star Trek Into Darkness 3D = $18.50. Fuck that shit.

15. COFFEE - 45%

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I’ll have a tall half-skinny half-1 percent extra hot split quad shot (two shots decaf, two shots regular) latte with whip; hold the coffee.

14. CABLE TELEVISION - 49%

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You mean 30 shows about weddings isn’t enough?

13. DRINKS - 50%

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…worth it

12. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - 54%

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…not worth it.

11. ELECTRICITY - 56%

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such is life.

10. FUNERAL EXPENSES - 57%

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This is so shitty.

9. PUBLIC TRANSIT - 59%

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blurrrrgh

8. DENTISTS - 64%

…and 64% more terrifying.

7. LAWYERS - 64%

6. COLLEGE DORMS - 82%

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Worth it! (and still paying for it!)

5. CHICKEN & MEAT - 100%

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but factory farming tastes so good!

4. TEXTBOOKS - 111%

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Just go to class instead.

3. COLLEGE TUITION- 112%

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#debt4life

2. HOSPITAL BILLS- 114%

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goddamnit

1. and finally….. GAS - 254%

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To feel better about all this, it would be advisable to now get drunk on overpriced booze. Enjoy!

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