According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) these areas have seen some of the most severe price increases in 2022, and increasing costs are still a burden in many categories.
St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis area experienced an overall 7.0% Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase in the 12 months ending in October 2022.
Denver, Colorado Prices in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood region increased 6.9% over the year and 0.5% in October and November.
Boston, Massachusetts The CPI for the Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH area rose 7.0% over the year. Energy costs impacted consumers greatly, with an increase of 29.5%.
San Francisco, California In the two months ending in October 2002, the San Francisco area noticed a 1.0% price increase compared to a 6.0% rise over the year.
Riverside, California The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA area saw price increases of 7.5% over the past year and 0.6% in the two months ending in November 2022.
Dallas, Texas The region experienced an overall price increase of 8.4% over 12 months.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The region still experienced a 7.8% price increase overall for the year.
Baltimore, Maryland The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson region experienced its largest yearly food index increase (12.9%) since 1999.
Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage saw a 1.1% overall price increase in September and October and a 7.6% increase for the year.
Detroit, Michigan The Detroit-Warren-Dearborn area experienced a yearly price increase of 8.5%. This increase is largely due to rising food and energy prices.
Seattle, Washington Seattle area prices increased 8.9% over the year and 1.0% in the two months ending in October 2022.
Atlanta, Georgia The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell region saw double-digit yearly price increases at 10.7%.
Tampa, Florida The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 9.6% over 12 months in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater region.
Miami, Florida The CPI for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach region increased 10.1% in the 12 months ending in October 2022.
Phoenix, Arizona Inflation in the Phoenix region tops this list with prices elevated by 12.1% in 12 months.