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

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1958
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $10.62 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1958: 68 cents

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1957
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $10.37 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1957: 63 cents

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1956
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $10.07 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1956: 58 cents

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1955
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $9.87 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1955: 53 cents

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1954
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $9.83 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1954: 49 cents

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1953
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $9.75 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1953: 46 cents

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1952
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $9.62 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1952: 44 cents

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1951
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $9.42 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1951: 42 cents

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1950
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $8.82 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1950: 40 cents

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1949
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $8.72 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1949: 38 cents

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1948
> Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $8.79 per couple
> Avg. cost of a movie ticket in 1948: 36 cents