The inflation spike people have felt in the past 12 months has surged beyond anything in the past decade.
A new report from the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives highlights that the living wage in Metro Vancouver has spiked 17 per cent since 2021.
We’re all feeling it. At the grocery store and the gas pump, and the ways many of us are cutting back on other activities in order to stay afloat with basic bills.
In 2021, the living wage in Vancouver was $20.52. Now it’s pegged almost $4 higher at $24.08. A similar story is playing out in most municipalities across B.C., where compensation has failed to keep up with inflation. B.C.’s minimum wage is currently $15.65.
As we enter the pandemic’s third winter and its initial ramifications continue to be felt, we want to ask:
Where are you feeling inflation the most?
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