Inflation highest since 1982 and Metro Detroit shoppers are feeling the impact

Cost of everything seems to be going up

The cost of everything seems to be going up and fast. Everything from Amazon Prime to gas prices are rising. For people living paycheck to paycheck, the increase hurts. Inflation hasn’t been this high since 1982. Shoppers at a Meijer in Detroit spoke with Local 4 and shared how inflation has been impacting them.

DETROIT – The cost of everything seems to be going up and fast.

Everything from Amazon Prime to gas prices are rising. For people living paycheck to paycheck, the increase hurts.

Inflation hasn’t been this high since 1982. Shoppers at a Meijer in Detroit spoke with Local 4 and shared how inflation has been impacting them.

The Consumer Price Index jumped in January, driving up inflation by 7.5%. Experts aren’t surprised.

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Rep. Debbie Dingell tracks food prices in Metro Detroit, shares results on social media

The cost of everything from food to toiletries is up, and it may stay that way for a while. A Michigan Congresswoman says she’s feeling the pinch too, and she’s tracking prices in the area.

In the past year, grocery prices have seen the largest increase in more than a decade.

It’s mostly because of inflation and supply chain issues and its getting the attention of lawmakers from Michigan. Milk, fruits, and vegetables are up about 4%.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.