According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for parking fees and tolls were 130.84% higher in 2018 versus 1997.
Between 1997 and 2018: Parking and tolls experienced an average inflation rate of 4.06% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, parking and tolls costing $5 in the year 1997 would cost $11.54 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for parking and tolls was similar.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Parking fees and tolls: