Things That Are Absolutely, Unfairly Expensive These Days


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Life Is Quite, Quite Expensive These Days.

With inflation comes the unfortunate inevitability of a world where the cost of living itself just continues to climb. Taking field trips to the grocery store, or even trying to sign up for a mere streaming service have become financially formidable events. 

This AskReddit-inspired piece has people sharing the various things that have no business being as expensive as they are. 


Housing In General

If you live in one of the bigger cities in the United States, like New York, for instance, we absolutely feel for you. Rent increases are just about as predictable as the changing of the weather. You're not entirely sure when you're going to have to deal with it, but you know that you will at one point or another. 



Yeah, this one hurts more than all the others, but it's unfortunately true. Sure, you can definitely get clever with coupons and taking advantage of your grocery store's discounted section, but that can only take you so far. And don't even get us started on what it takes to eat out at a restaurant nowadays. 

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You can do something as seemingly innocent and simple as taking yourself to the doctor for an annual check up, and before you know it (even with insurance), you're being charged hundreds of dollars for the "office visit." And that doesn't even include additional costs you might have to pay out of pocket to cover your medication and whatnot. 

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College Textbooks

Seriously, college textbooks need to relax with their price points. Signing up for a class can end up being quite the financially taxing event. If you're lucky though, you'll be able to sell your college textbooks back. 

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A cup of coffee just ain't what it used to be anymore. Seriously, if you opt for one of the fancier, sugar-packed beverages from Starbucks you could easily spending around $10. Make that a daily habit, and you'll find yourself in a little financial hole in no time at all. 

Related: Even Baristas Think Starbucks Prices are Insane