Vegas Show Prices at 20-Year-Record High

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Big-name acts in Las Vegas, such as Barry Manilow and Celine Dion, have helped push show ticket prices to their highest levels in 20 years, averaging out at $76.46, according to a new report.

Last year, ticket prices decreased by $2.50, but this year they increased by $2.78, according to an annual survey conducted by Anthony Curtis' Las Vegas Advisor.

Barry Manilow takes the honors for the highest ticket price at $190.96 for his show at Paris Las Vegas, followed by Donny & Marie at the Flamingo at $171.11. Celine Dion's new show at Caesars Palace will set you back $164.65.

The survey, now in its 20th year, doesn't count temporary headliners, just the long-term acts with major drawing power. Curtis, head of the Las Vegas Advisor, said in a statement that what is pushing the average up is "smaller price hikes everywhere. A total of 29 shows that were here last year (out of 95) sustained price increases, while only nine saw a ticket-price decrease."

More shows are cresting the $100 mark too. Last year, 23 shows had ticket options above $100, while this year there are 28.

Looking for the cheap seats? This year's least expensive ticket is $17.45 for the "Afternoon Comedy Magic Show" at the Four Queens Hotel & Casino, according to the report.

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