Not Just Gas! Check Out the Drastic Price Increases on These 21 Everyday Items
Tuesday’s presidential debate touched on some massive economic issues that are affecting all Americans. The immense increase in gas prices was a crucial part of the discussion, but have other everyday products seen a drastic increased in price over the same time period? According to Blaze research on data provided by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics* gas prices are not alone in skyrocketing over the last decade. Wait till you see chocolate chip cookies!Go check out how much prices have gone up in the past ten years. It's pretty eye-opening. The one thing that struck me most about the list? The only thing that had prices go up less than beer was tomatoes. Another thing that's not listed is cigarettes - when I quit in 2001, the price of a pack of smokes at a convenience store was around $3. Now it's between $7 and $8. I can only imagine that's due to tax increases on cigarettes.
When I started smoking in the late 1980s, a pack of cigarettes cost about a dollar. A six pack of beer (err, not that I drank it, mind you) was about $4. Flash forward to today, and that same pack of smokes sells for $8 (OCTUPLE increase!). That six pack of beer? $5, a mere 25% increase over a 25 year span. I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine why the price of beer is kept constant...
And for the record, coffee has gone up a shocking 90% - I blame Bush.
That is all.