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Where is the cost of living crisis exactly?

  • 06-08-2022 9:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ JizzBeans

    Other than a handful of minor price increases on some food items and petrol/diesel, I'm struggling to see a "crisis". When I am in town, cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops are packed with people. Hot food deli's still have lines out the door and any sign of hot weather, all the yokes load up on booze and disposable BBQ's. Dublin airport is choked with holiday makers.

    Since the price fuel went, I have just driven less. Food prices go up, I buy less junk food and/or less frivolous spending. Its not that hard. Overall my costs are not up significantly.

    Why are we hearing so much bluster on the news about a crisis exactly? Where is it?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ JizzBeans

    Teacher, secure job but good income is debatable. I'm not exactly in the 1% myself.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,139 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Its a significantly increased cohort now; and continuing to grow.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ JizzBeans

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,278 ✭✭✭ xxxxxxl

    1 out of 10 tbh. 🤤

  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭ JizzBeans

    Why is it arrogant and idiotic?

    Lets assume your numbers are correct, then 4160 is only about 80 euro a week? Not exactly astronomical. Just buy less booze and takeaway.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭ Northernlily

    There are definitely increases, that can't be denied. Luckily enough as someone with no kids depending on me I can weather it but I'm VERY empathetic that there are many who can't. Electric, car fuel, groceries have all increased substantially.

    I'm probably one of those people out for a food and pint in the pubs of town last night. Make no mistake though, it's there. Everyone is feeling some sort of pinch. Some more than others.

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,072 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭ Tonesjones

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