Climate change, a global pandemic and war — there’s a lot to grapple with at the moment, and now we’re all being told that prices of everyday goods are rising as well.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 8.5% in March compared to last year — levels not seen since 1982. Oil prices may have dropped in the early days of the pandemic, but they have since soared with increased demand, hitting a seven-year high. The war in Ukraine has further impacted prices.

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