Things That Are Surprisingly Still Cheap After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hot Dog and Pizza at Costco

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Hot Dog and Pizza at Costco
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Look, it's glaringly evident that the cost of living is not going down. It continues its stubborn, adamant climb, and things like going to the grocery store to buy yourself enough food to live on for the week have become cortisol-inducing debacles. 

With all of that being said, it is important to try to wear rose-colored glasses now and again and pay brief homage to the things that are somehow still not completely implicated by inflation and a post-COVID pandemic world, according to Redditors.



It's honestly a true wonder how TVs are as cheap as they are nowadays, but we're not complaining. If only streaming services were cheap too. 

#8282 Costco hot dog with mustard, onions, and relish
#8282 Costco hot dog with mustard, onions, and relish by Nemo's great uncle (CC BY-NC-SA)


Potatoes are absolutely clutch when it comes to mindful financial behavior. You can get pounds on pounds on pounds for around $5-10. Definitely a worthwhile investment when your wallet is hurting and you're just trying to coast until your next paycheck hits your bank account. 

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