national bohemian
Baltimore has always enjoyed a reputation for its very decent cost of living. For years, housing prices here were well below national averages. Ditto the cost of enjoying the things that make Charm City, well, charming. In honor of Style’s 20th anniversary, we decided to take a look back at the cost of 10 iconic Baltimore things to see how the last 20 years have treated them… and our wallets.
























































Item 1989 2009
Bleacher seat for Orioles Game $4.75 (Memorial Stadium) $15 (Camden Yards)
Sabatino’s Bookmaker Salad $8.25 $12.50
Six-pack of National Bohemian beer $2 $3.30
Tank of gasoline to drive to Ocean City $9.80 (150 miles @ $.98/gallon) $15.50 (150 miles @ $1.55/gallon)
Entrance fee to the Baltimore Museum of Art $2 Free
Single copy of The Sun $.25 $.75
Ticket to a movie at The Senator Theatre $4 $9
A dozen steamed jumbo crabs at Gunning’s Seafood Restaurant $45 $90
Ticket to theBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala $100 $750
Game of duckpin bowling at Stoneleigh Bowling $1.25 per game $20 an hour per lane


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