Magazine prices have exceeded the CPI but not by much.


Yesterday I was talking to some newsagents when the subject came up that some magazines are just getting too expensive.

I decided to use posbrowser to create a table of the average price of a magazine sold yearly sold in a number of newsagencies.

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The line in pink shows the average sale price of magazines, the yellow line would be the price assuming a magazine sale price only followed the CPI. This is based on the reserve bank figures here.

As you can see magazine prices did exceed the CPI but not by much. Although there are problems with some magazines, overall the public is paying about the same allowing CPI.