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What Costs More In 2011? [Infographic]

What Costs More In 2011? [Infographic]

Flowing Data lays out Consumer Price Index data to explore how prices have increased from March 2010 to March 2011.

Michael Ellenbogen

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Flowing Data lays out Consumer Price Index data to explore how prices have increased from March 2010 to March 2011.

After seeing this article and graphic on the rising cost of food in The New York Times week in review, I was curious about how prices for other stuff has changed in the past year.

…In any case, price changes alone are still interesting. Relative to overall inflation (2.7 percent), transportation prices increased the most by far, at plus 9.8 percent. The cost of gasoline alone went up 27.5 percent.

Education also took a hit, going up 4.0 percent. Meanwhile, the cost of apparel and technology went down this past year by 0.6 and 1.4 percent, respectively. Having a baby? Now might be good time to buy some onesies.

Flowing Data: “What costs more in 2011?”

 

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