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Economic Forecasts

Find the Cost of Living in Your Area

How much more did it cost to live this year?

As we move into a new year and a speculative economy, Kiplinger's takes a look at how this year may have squeezed consumer wallets a little tighter by highlighting the annual changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

In this index, the U.S. government tracks the prices we pay for heating, housing and food, just to name a few. These are the numbers that explain why the ACME food bill is suddenly so high and why there may be less money in the bank for gift-giving this year.

See how the CPI may be influencing the cost of living in your area.