Chart: How much has the average price of clothes, cars, gas, and more gone up in the last year? – The Boston Globe

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Prices for everyday goods have been rising faster than they have in more than a decade.
As of September, the consumer price index rose 5.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to the United States Department of Labor. Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in the last month alone. The increase is in part due to a shortage of goods as a result of supply chain issues the Biden administration is working to address. President Biden said Wednesday that the Port of Los Angeles would start operating 24/7 in an effort to address the backlogs.
The Labor Department data show prices have gone up across the board — for food, rent, clothes, cars, and more. Gas prices in particular have gone up, increasing by about 42 percent in September since the previous year.
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Here’s a closer look at how the price of goods has changed since September 2020:
Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.
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