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Why Don’t We Just… understand why it costs more to be poor?

Dominic Caddick writes for Big Issue North


Dominic Caddick wrote for Big Issue North about how the average inflation figures mask how poorer people experience the rising cost of living:

As recently pointed out by writer and activist Jack Monroe, a problem with these figures is people don’t tend to buy everything at the average price. Instead, people buy a mixture of high-priced, mid-priced and the cheapest goods available, with poorer people often having to rely on the cheapest versions of most items. This becomes a problem when, as seems to be the case, the cheapest goods go through the highest price increases.”

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