On the left, Balthazar’s specials in 2001. On the right, Balthazar’s specials in 2013. If you ordered the special every day but Thursday, the total cost (before tax, tip, etc) would have gone up from $135 in 2001 to $234 in 2013: that’s an increase of 73% in 12 years. By contrast, to keep up with inflation, $135 in 2001 should be $175 today.
Update: Zach Seward points out that the prices barely changed between 2001 and 2006, when six days of specials would set you back $144. The price increase from 2001 to 2006 was 7%; from 2006 to 2013 it was 63%.

On the left, Balthazar’s specials in 2001. On the right, Balthazar’s specials in 2013. If you ordered the special every day but Thursday, the total cost (before tax, tip, etc) would have gone up from $135 in 2001 to $234 in 2013: that’s an increase of 73% in 12 years. By contrast, to keep up with inflation, $135 in 2001 should be $175 today.

Update: Zach Seward points out that the prices barely changed between 2001 and 2006, when six days of specials would set you back $144. The price increase from 2001 to 2006 was 7%; from 2006 to 2013 it was 63%.

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  3. jonathandtaylor said: Would be interesting to control for the values of the varying dishes….
  4. pricehike reblogged this from felixsalmon and added:
    BRILLIANT!
  5. alexroseinnes reblogged this from felixsalmon and added:
    I shudder to think what the delta is at Sydney restaurants.
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