Some interesting (if admittedly unrepresentative) inflation data in the latest Zagat New York City Restaurant Guide:
While overall restaurant prices in NYC remain the highest in the U.S. at $39.46 per dinner, that’s only three cents higher than last year. … However, inflationary trends look quite different at the city’s 20 most expensive restaurants where an average meal now runs $143.06. Since 2001, dinner prices at the city’s elite have soared at an average of 11.6% per year, from $84.45 to $143.06.
[via PR Newswire]