#1
ok, so I live in Maryland and the price of food, water, necessities, and other crap that is necessary for life, is becoming outrageously expensive.

For example,

  • loaf of bread - $2.79
  • 1/2 lb of sliced deli ham - $5.00
  • 2% Milk - $2.89
  • Gasoline here - $4.14 per gal.
  • a single pack of Marlboro 100's - $5.20
  • A six pack of Coors Light beer - $6.29
  • A small bottled water - $1.30


now, is this just the outrageous taxes in my state, is it the price of gas for the truck drivers delivering these goods, or is it just this government? or a combination of them all? feel free to post how much things like these cost where you live.
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if you were to come here in the UK you can expect to pay approximantly $8.00 for a gallon
#4
ok, but over here, a few years ago, these prices were a dollar less or more. everything has gone up drastically
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#5
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if you were to come here in the UK you can expect to pay approximantly $8.00 for a gallon


and the rest...
#7
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ok, but over here, a few years ago, these prices were a dollar less or more. everything has gone up drastically

Rises in the price of oil and sh*t make food more expensive to produce, so you pay more at the supermarket.
#8
You pay (basically) £3.15 for a six pack. Stop complaining. If we're lucky we can get a six for a fiver deal.
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#11
Come to England, or anywhere in the UK and you'll stop moaning at the price of every single one of those items where you live.
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#12
Most of that stuff is like 50 - 100 % more expensive here, so stop whining.
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#14
a lot of it revolves around gasoline and ethanol. because gas is so pricey, ethanol has business. but to make ethanol, tons of crops are being replaced by corn. the demand for ethanol also raises the price of corn, so anything using corn will be affected, as well as the fact that there is now less land being used to grow other things like soybeans, carrotts, etc. cows eat feed made from corn, so beef and milk are pricier. chickens eat corn feed, so eggs and poultry are pricier.

damn ethanol. it requires so much corn just to get the ethanol that is there, it really isn't efficient.
#15
our gas is cheaper cause its subsidized and in other countrys they dont have to travel as far for delivery of goods and services, so gas can be actual market value to still run a profitable company. instead of the US gov't basically having to pay for half our gas to keep truck companies and whatnot delivering goods... trust me we dont have it that bad considering our size and what would happen if gas went to $8 a gallon like it should be.
#16
Toronto, Canada -

All of those things cost more over here... I think the bottle of water here is cheaper ($1), but anyone who buys bottled water is a tool anyways.

But to be fair, where your 'necessities' (Milk, Gas, Cigarettes) are cheaper, ours are also cheaper (Free Education, Free Healthcare)
#17
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a lot of it revolves around gasoline and ethanol. because gas is so pricey, ethanol has business. but to make ethanol, tons of crops are being replaced by corn. the demand for ethanol also raises the price of corn, so anything using corn will be affected, as well as the fact that there is now less land being used to grow other things like soybeans, carrotts, etc. cows eat feed made from corn, so beef and milk are pricier. chickens eat corn feed, so eggs and poultry are pricier.

damn ethanol. it requires so much corn just to get the ethanol that is there, it really isn't efficient.


i agree, its a way of not moving away from oil as fast as we could. its a crutch to give the oil companies a bit more time to keep gasoline burning cars on the road. cause as soon as clean fuels become the norm, oil companies will have to revamp their business plan since (i hope) people will jump on not only clean, but cheaper fuels when these 0 emission h2o cars become viable
#18
Don't buy water, ride a bike, and brew your own alcohol?
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#20
same in Belgium

we usedto buy a sandich after school every day they use dto cost 1.45 euro's now they're 2.83 WTF!


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#21
Its pretty much the same in NJ except cigarettes here are 7 bucks.
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#22
WHOO ANOTHER MARYLANDER!!!!!

but yeah even though im going through the same thing you are the UKs wayyyy worse from what ive seen

(so where in MD are you?)
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#23
I bought a gallon of milk for 85 cents the other day. I was pretty ****ing happy.
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#24
my uncle just came down from maryland to florida for a visit and he said he was surprised about how much cheaper everything here is.
#25
Quote by O-Clamp
if you were to come here in the UK you can expect to pay approximantly $8.00 for a gallon


About $10 here right now.
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#26
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It's more in the UK....


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You pay (basically) £3.15 for a six pack. Stop complaining. If we're lucky we can get a six for a fiver deal.


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Come to England, or anywhere in the UK and you'll stop moaning at the price of every single one of those items where you live.

Do you guys not realise that the pound is nearly twice as strong as the US dollar?
£3.15 is ~$6:30

I'm pretty sure that citizens of the USA are getting screwed just as hard as we are.


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Bottled water is around twice that in england.


Where the hell do you buy your water?
Or are you,like everyone else,halfing it to get a value in £ and doubling it to get a UK price?
#27
It's not because oil prices go up (directly), it's because the value of the dollar is falling (which results in higher gas prices because oil is traded in USD). Everything else is just a result of the falling dollar and gas prices are blamed.
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#28
The price of all sorts of produce and stuff in the US have gone up because last year was lackluster. Wheat (including bread, crackers, what have you), vegetables, fruits, soy... lots of farmers are switching to making corn for ethanol because the state governments of Iowa and Nebraska (huge farming states) are subsidizing corn SO MUCH. So yeah, the crappy year environmentally for farming coupled with that = higher cost of everything.

Also, inflation. Partially by the economic stimulus checks... they just added more money to the system at a period where the system is lagging (stock market down, housing market down, dollar value down, domestic spending down, overseas war and unrest, expensive gas and commodities), thus yielding inflation.

Economic stimulus checks work at a time when the economy is beginning an upswing. Otherwise they just devalue the dollar.