Cost of Living

Since 1978, the cost of:

College tuition has increased by 1,120%.
Medical care has increased by 601%.
Food has increased by 244%.
Shelter has gone up by 380%.

Meanwhile, the pay of

Typical workers rose by just 10%.
Minimum-wage workers fell by 5.5%.
Average CEOs increased by 937%

Sources: EPI, Bloomberg, US Labor Department

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