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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sticker Shock

NYC: $12 for a pack of smokes!?! $5 for the Sunday Paper!?! At least the beer is cold. And big. Picture stolen from Burro Hall. Last time I noticed smokes were $5 locally. Seems like the older I get, the faster inflation goes (runs? inflates?).

2 comments:

Tam said...

$5 of the price in NY is inflation.
Another $2 is for the joy of being in the Big Apple.
The remainder is taxes.

Needless to say, cigarett smuggling is alive and well in NYFC.

Tam said...

"New York City has a citywide tax of $1.50, making the combined state and local rate $5.85, the highest in the nation."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigarette_taxes_in_the_United_States

Eight bucks in Hyde Park back in '10.