Where Inflation Hits the Hardest

Which major cities are under the most pricing pressure vs. a year ago, even as inflation is slowing amid Fed interest rate hikes?

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Amid inflation and other economic pressures, WalletHub took a look at which of the 23 major metropolitan statistical areas in the country are getting hit the hardest versus a year ago. 

Leading the list on a year-over-year basis was the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL area, which saw inflation rise 6.9% from a year ago. A second metric ranked cities by overall inflation, combining long-term (year-over-year) and short-term (month-over-month) changes in pricing pressure. By that measure, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO area was ranked as the city with the biggest inflation problem overall, scoring an 89.22 on a scale of 1 to 100.

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Seychelle Thomas
Contributing Writer

Seychelle is a seasoned financial professional turned personal finance writer. She’s passionate about empowering people to make smart financial decisions by combining 10 years of finance industry experience with solid research and a wealth of knowledge. Seychelle is also a Nav-certified credit and lending expert who has explored money topics such as debt consolidation, budgeting, credit, and lending in her work for publications including GOBankingRates, LendEDU, and Credible. 

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