Prom costs increase an average of 34% per year, it means the cost per couple will be $1,949 in 2014.

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Prom season has arrived, and it's projected to be the most expensive ever.

The average cost of prom per couple, was $807 in 2011. Since then, it's increased an average of 34% every year. It puts this year's cost at $1,949.

INFOGRAPHIC: See how the numbers break down

Visa Inc. did extensive research on prom costs in 2013 and found that kids pick up 41% of the cost, parents pay for 59%. They also found parents who make under $50,000 will spend more than the average, and parents who make more than that will spend just the average.

Are prom costs out of control? How much did you pay for yours (whenever that was)?

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