Inflation forced prices up across the board.
The price increases make people think twice before they buy. Here are the top things people stopped buying because although they can afford it, they don’t think it’s worth the new, higher cost.
Why pay six bucks a box for cereal when you eat healthier fruits and oatmeal for just as much? Cereal is too expensive to remain a beloved breakfast staple.
The salty snack deserves its place on every party snack table, but they’re going for over five bucks a bag now! It’s better for our wallets and our waste to put them back.
It’s not just the tickets but the outrageous service fees and taxes coupled with the cost of parking at the venue that make concerts no longer worth the price.
People flocked to fast food restaurants for cheap, easy meals. It’s no longer cheap and no longer worth it.
While we could never call a trip to Disney (land or world) cheap, it’s gotten so expensive that many people decided to vacation elsewhere. Dollyworld is looking really good right about now!
Everyone ditched cable for Netflix and Hulu, but as each network developed its own streaming service and decided to charge for it, people who want to watch all the channels are now paying just as much as they used to with cable.
A dollar a bottle is fine for the tasty, refreshing carbonated beverage, but now, many places charge nearly a dollar for a smaller can. It’s good, but not that good.
Food delivery skyrocketed during the pandemic, but with all the added-on fees and tips, many decided they’d rather go pick up their order themselves.
Airbnb used to be a trendy alternative to hotels. Hosts got greedy with all their hidden fees, so everyone’s flocking back to hotels.
A fun night out at the bowling alley used to be an affordable night out for a middle-class family. Not anymore. The rising costs hit the lanes, and many people don’t think it’s worth the new, higher price.
Finance gurus constantly blame coffee for people’s money woes, but with the rising prices, they kind of have a point.
A Starbucks drink used to be under five bucks, now it’s over six. While splurging on a fancy drink once a week won’t put you in financial ruin, many people no longer think it’s worth it.
Thirty-cent wing nights are a thing of the past. Chicken wings used to be a cheap staple, but now they’re popular, so everyone charges too much for them.
The Golden Age of Cinema is over. People no longer flock to the movie theater to catch the latest releases—the outrageous ticket prices and price gauging on snacks force many people to stay home.
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