The cost of summer fun through the years

Prices from yesteryear always seem like they're much lower than what we pay today: monthlong cruises for a couple hundred dollars and luxury hotel rooms for less than $20. But low prices aren't always so economical when you adjust them for inflation. Here's a look at the cost of four summertime favorites, then and now.

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*The Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator covers 1913 through the present. These pre-1913 prices were adjusted for inflation using different government data that include 1800 through 2013. Check out the inflation calculator.

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