Cost of Living

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

This makes millennials the first generation in a while to be forced to postpone saving for homes simply because their student loans take up so much of their income. No wonder the growing debt related to higher education has now achieved “crisis” levels.

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

For two weeks in France, and now Belgium and the Netherlands, a European Spring has been building. What we see in Paris today might be the end of social democracy as we know it, and what comes in its place is what the battle of ideas today is really about.

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Politicians and activists who blithely maintain that public support for lofty climate change projects is both bottomless and selfless are either obtuse or tacitly agitating for tyranny.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The minimum wage is only the most visible portion of what quickly amounts to a vast array of considerable, often unseen costs. 

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

It’s not at all surprising that with the highly politicized environment of the US, with ever more controls, more people are looking for new ways to live a peaceful life. It only takes one visit to a paradise like St. Kitts to get the mind turning toward dreams of a new start, a life of peace and quiet. I completely get it. I was only in St. Kitts for three days and now I understand completely.

Monday, May 21st, 2018

If we had a genuine free market in food – and the market is doing its best with the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods – we would also likely see a greater alignment between what is affordable and what is actually good food for human consumption. It would be nice at least to be able to test this, starting with an end to the farm program.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

The more government inflates the money supply, the more that prices will eventually go up.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Americans’ cost of living fell relative to their earnings on average in 2016. Even though inflation ticked slightly upward, average wages grew faster. The Consumer Price Index, which measures price changes in goods and services, rose 1.7 percent. That was still low in historical terms but the second highest annual increase in the past five years. But the 2.9 percent increase in average wages was the largest wage gain over that five-year period. 

Monday, February 1st, 2016

With energy prices and a strong dollar keeping inflation low, the average American’s cost of living did not rise in 2015 and in fact fell relative to wages. As this research brief shows, however, some Americans are spending large amounts on services such as education and health care and have seen their cost of living continue to rise. 

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Economic Bulletin

Vol. LI, January 2011

Average annual inflation for 2010 hovers around 1.6 percent.

by AIER staff

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Economic Bulletin

Vol. L, no. 1 | January, 2010

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Economic Bulletin

Vol. XLIX | January 2009

By AIER Research Staff

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Economic Bulletin

Vol. XLVIII No. 1| January 2008

by the Editorial Staff

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Economic Education Bulletin

Vol. XLVII No. 1 | January, 2007

by the AIER Staff

Monday, January 8th, 2001

Research Reports - 2001, Issue: 01

Wednesday, December 1st, 1999

Economic Bulletin

December 1999


Thursday, January 1st, 1998

Economic Bulletin

January 1998

Sunday, December 1st, 1991

Economic Education Bulletin

Vol. XXXI, no. 12 | December, 1991

by the Editorial Staff

Wednesday, November 1st, 1989

Economic Education Bulletin

Vol. XXIX, no. 11 | November, 1989

by the Editorial Staff

Monday, March 10th, 1980

Statistical Indicators of Business-Cycle Changes
How Much Did the Cost of Living Increase Last Year?