Not Just Gas! Check Out the Drastic Price Increases on These 21 Everyday Items

Tuesday’s presidential debate touched on some massive economic issues that are affecting all Americans. The immense increase in gas prices was a crucial part of the discussion, but have other everyday products seen a drastic increased in price over the same time period?  According to Blaze research on data provided by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics* gas prices are not alone in skyrocketing over the last decade.  Wait till you see chocolate chip cookies!

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Gasoline [all types]

2002 Average – $1.44
2012  Average- $3.73
Percent Increase:

158%

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Beer [per 16 oz.]

2002 Average – $.99
2012 Average-$1.24
Percent Increase: 

25%

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Eggs, grade A, large [per doz.]

2002 Average – $1.03
2012 Average-$1.80
Percent Increase:

73%

 

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Coffee, Ground Roast, All Sizes [per lb.]

2002 Average – $2.92
2012 Average-$5.58
Percent Increase:

90%

 

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 Peanut Butter [per lb.]

2002 Average – $1.96
2012 Average-$2.75
Percent Increase:

40%

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Milk, fresh, whole, fortified [per gal.]

2002 Average – $2.75
2012 Average-$3.47
Percent Increase:

26%

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Loaf of Bread, white

2002 Average – $1.01
2012 Average-$1.41
Percent Increase:

 39%

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Spaghetti and macaroni [per lb.]

2002 Average – $0.91
2012 Average-$1.32
Percent Increase:

44%

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Orange Juice [per 16oz.]

2002 Average – $1.84
2012 Average-$2.69
Percent Increase:

46%

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Apple, Red Delicious [per lb.]

2002 Average – $0.94
2012 Average-$1.35
Percent Increase:

43%

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Wine [per 1 liter]

2002 Average – $6.23
2012 Average-$10.03
Percent Increase:

60%

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Electricity [kilowatt/ hour]

2002 Average – $.091
2012 Average-$.130
Percent Increase:

42%

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Beef Steaks [per 16 oz.]

2002 Average – $4.40
2012 Average-$6.22
Percent Increase: 

41%

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Margarine,soft, tubs  [per lb.]

2002 Average – $o.86
2012 Average-$2.09
Percent Increase:

143% 

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Tomatoes [per lb.]

2002 Average – $1.18
2012 Average-$1.44
Percent Increase: 

22%

 

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Turkey, whole [per lb.]

2002 Average – $1.05
2012 Average-$1.65
Percent Increase: 

56%

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Bacon [per lb.]

2002 Average – $3.23
2012 Average-$4.52
Percent Increase:

39%

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Ground Beef [per lb.]

2002 Average – $2.28
2012 Average-$3.69
Percent Increase:

61%

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Cookies, chocolate chip [per lb.]

2002 Average – $2.59
2012 Average-$3.61
Percent Increase: 

39%

 

But have no fear, Strawberries have only increased by 1 ¢ per pint!

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Strawberries [dry pint]

2002 Average – $1.70
2012 Average-$1.71
Percent Increase:

.006%

*[Data based on “U.S. city average”.]

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