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They aren't worth what they used to be. Photograph by Jorgen Jacobsen — Getty Images

These Things Now Cost More Than a Barrel of Oil

Jan 26, 2016

As of Tuesday, a barrel of crude oil cost $30.34. At this time last year, it was at around $55. Since then prices have been falling fast, hitting their lowest level in over a decade. Here are a few things you probably wouldn't have ever thought would be more expensive than oil.

Salmon

West Coast Salmon Fishing Season CanceledFresh salmon filets Photograph by Justin Sullivan — Getty Images 

If you've noticed a spike in the cost of your favorite spicy salmon roll, it could be because, as Bloomberg reports, the fish has reached record high prices. A single 4.5 kg salmon, which is the standard size, now goes for more than $40.

A Dinner Date at Olive Garden

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant - Washington, DCLasagna primavera with grilled chicken at an Olive Garden. The Washington Post The Washington Post/Getty Images 

The average bill for a dinner for two at the Italian chain restaurant would cost you $33. That's quite a steal with unlimited breadsticks and never ending pasta bowls, yet it's still more expensive than a barrel of crude.

iPhone Case

IFA 2012 Consumer Electronics Trade FairAn employee arranges Apple iPhone cases. Adam Berry Getty Images 

You can either get a plain iPhone case from Apple's website for $35, or you can get a Palin iPhone case for a few bucks less.

A Lunchbox

Honest Company lunch boxes. 

If a brown bag isn't fashionable enough for your little one, you can buy a leopard print lunch box from Jessica Alba's Honest Company. It's priced at $29.95, but is sure to pass the $30.34 threshold after shipping fees and taxes.

A Night in Delaware

Hurricane IreneThe boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Delware. Photograph by Linda D. Epstein — MCT via Getty Images 

The First State is also the country's least visited state with just over 7 million people traveling there each year. Whereas the same price on Airbnb would get you a couch or a walk-in closet with a mattress in some cities, for $45 you can find a full private floor in Wilmington, Delaware.

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