No, it’s not your imagination. The cost of maintaining the American dream is getting harder with each passing year. To illustrate, the folks from Vouchercloud have put together a detailed graphic that succinctly summarizes price increases since 2004 of everyday items including milk, gasoline, Big Macs, movie tickets and wages — both average and minimum.
Oh, and as an added bonus, they also included the adjusted prices for inflation too — lest there be no confusion over real versus nominal price inflation.
As you can see, the data is not encouraging — we’re all getting far less bang for our buck with each passing year:
An infographic by the team at vouchercloud; Photo by: torba hopper