The BBC's annual Price of Football report, which analyses costs across 166 clubs in the top 10 divisions in Britain, found that on average, ticket prices had dropped across the four professional divisions in England, but the associated costs of going to a football match are still cause for consternation.
Ticket prices remain some of the highest on the planet - watching Arsenal can cost up to £126 per ticket - while clubs continue to milk their supporters for food and drink, as well as programmes.
The BBC's report contained the following alarming facts:
- Crystal Palace and Kidderminster charge the most for a matchday pie, with prices reaching £4 at the Premier League and Conference clubs. At Forfar Athletic they cost only £1.40.
- Nearly all clubs charge £3 for a matchday programme, but League Two's Newport County charge £3.50 - the same as Arsenal. Inverness charge just 50p.
In light of the new figures, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron says more should be done to make football affordable.
He told the BBC: "The reality is, if you are Manchester United or Liverpool the demand is very inelastic: people will pay nearly anything to go and watch their team.
"They will grumble and they will complain, they will make all sorts of other sacrifices, they will go and watch their team. If you want to be cynical from the point of view of clubs, they will just take advantage of that, and that is an outrage, frankly.
"It's an obscenity how much footballers get paid, but having said that it's a free market. I don't blame footballers for taking it, up to a point. But undoubtedly it is going to a situation where it is unsustainable."
The annual BBC survey reported the price drop which is in stark contrast to last year, when the price of the average cheapest ticket rose by 11 per cent, or almost four times the rate of inflation.
The survey covered five leagues in England, four leagues in Scotland and the Women's Super League and showed the average prices for the cheapest and most expensive match-day and season tickets were all down on last year.
The price drop appears to be linked to falling attendances, with clubs in the Football League facing an average drop of five per cent of fans going through the turnstiles, from 9,949 per match in 2011-12 to 9,481 in 2012-13.
Despite the overall picture, the Premier League saw a 4.3 per cent rise in the average price of the cheapest season tickets.
Arsenal still boast the most expensive matchday ticket across English football, where an adult can pay up to £126 for a category A game, however their cheapest ticket is £26.
Arsenal also have the most expensive adult season ticket at £1,955, while the cheapest in the Premier League can be found at Manchester City for £299.