December 7, 2022
If you’ve recently spent time on planet Earth, chances are that you’re no stranger to the soaring prices of, well, just about anything. These spikes are topping our expectations and pushing the already soaring U.S. inflation to extreme levels. According to the Labor Department, the May consumer price index (CPI), which measures cost changes in food, gas, housing, and many other goods and services, rose 8.6 percent over the last 12 months. That’s the highest it’s been since 1981. And we, the general folk, are definitely feeling the pressure.
While inflation is biting hard, our paychecks don’t go as far as they used to. It begins to feel almost impossible to afford to be a person these days, and people are having a hard time making ends meet. Looking for a way to vent, they wasted no time sharing their discoveries with everyone online.
We at Bored Panda have scoured the web and picked out some of the most painfully alarming examples of how inflation has been going wild. Continue scrolling, upvote the pictures that deeply resonated with your inner frustrations, and be sure to weigh in on the topic in the comments! If you’re in the mood for some similar price-gouging madness, check out our recent piece about shrinkflation right over here.