Cost of Living Going Up

By | November 16, 2007

I have noticed that the cost of living in New York City has increased, especially for food. I used to spend about $6-$8 for lunch and now I spend at least $10 for lunch. The dinner plate prices on restaurant menu has gone up as well.

Two days ago, I ordered food from a Korean restaurant for a bunch of friends and when they delivered I saw the bill was different from what I calculated from the menu. Each plate has gone up two dollars. Yesterday, I ordered from a Buffalo Burger from an American Restaurant and the price was increased from the price they had on the menu posted on the wall. The Burger has gone up two dollars.

I eat out very often. I can see my expenses from eating out has gone up before, particularly due to the higher prices on the tab. Could this be the result of inflation in the US economy? Have you also notice the increase in food prices?

3 thoughts on “Cost of Living Going Up

  1. SingleThreaded

    I can’t agree with you more. I work in downtown NYC area and my pick up lunches have been ringing close to 10 dollars on an avg almost every time. It used to be 8 bucks before. Not that i pinches my pocket, but i have adjusted for this increase by buying Gatorade/Snapple at local BJs and carrying it to the office in my office bag. Small inconvenience but saves me 5 dollars for the week.

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  2. Aimee

    Yes! I notice it every time I go to the grocery store, and I don’t live in a particularly expensive state either. The price of eggs alone shocked me. I used to get a dozen for .99, now they are 1.79! That is a huge jump. And eating out has increased for sure!

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  3. Elisa

    Yeah…going to a grocery store I always pay a pretty penny in comparison with several months. I doubt that I began to eat more

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