The Cost of Valentine’s Date the Year You Were Born

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1988
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $38.68 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1988: $4.11

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1987
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $37.23 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1987: $3.91

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1986
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $36.13 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1986: $3.71

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1985
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $35.37 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1985: $3.55

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1984
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $34.16 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1984: $3.36

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1983
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $32.91 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1983: $3.15

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1982
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $31.56 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1982: $2.94

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1981
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $29.90 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1981: $2.78

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1980
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $27.45 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1980: $2.69

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1979
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $24.79 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1979: $2.47