What type of Entertainment is the best value?

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Dollars per hour of entertainment

This figure reports the dollars paid per hour for different entertainment options.  

 

 

Hours of entertainment per dollar spent

 

Notes, calculations and references.

  1. Broadway references for cost and length of play.
  2. MLS ticket averages were calculated from prices found here and length of play here.
  3. Big Mac prices are found here and the average time to eat the burger was estimated at 15 min.
  4. NFL game length data were found here and the average ticket price here.
  5. NHL game length data were found here and the average ticket price here.
  6. A dinner out typically takes about 1 hour 5 minutes and costs 28.55.
  7. NBA game length data were found here and the average ticket price here.
  8. MLB game length data were found here and the average ticket price here.
  9. Digital download length and prices were averaged from the three data points found here.
  10. The craft beer buzz was based on a 160 lb male drinking 2 beers, this BAC calculator was used.
  11. The following data were used to calculate the novel values: 1) the average thriller novel has 110,000 words; 2) the average reader reads at this 250-300 WPM; and 3) the average hardback is $26.74.

  12. Movie length used was 130 min and was taken from here the average ticket price was found here.

  13. Popular video game, e.g., Metal Gear Solid V, play length and prices were averaged from the three data points found here.
  14. Long-play video game length used was 114 hr 20 min for the Elder Scrolls v Skyrim.