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Basic Family Living Costs: 2008 to 2014

Basic Family Living Costs: 2008 to 2014

Clinton is a community of just over 1,000 people. There is one food market and one stop light. The US Census declared in 2013 that Clinton was no longer a rural community. The have listed it as a frontier community.

The data for the chart below was taken over a six year period within the small community of Clinton, Kentucky, and its market trade area.

One local food store was the pricing point for food. Gas prices came from two gas stations in town.
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Item                   2008     2014       Amt. change   % of Change
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Cheese                $ 1.78    $ 2.75      $0.97              64%

Milk ½ gal.           $ 1.65    $ 2.77      $1.12              68%

Bread wheat         $ 1.25    $ 2.99      $1.74              72%

Eggs (12)             $ 0.79    $ 2.45      $1.66              58 %

Orange (1)           $ 0.25    $ 0.95      $0.70             260%

Hersey Choc.        $ 0.75    $ 1.50      $0.75             100%

auto gas              $ 1.47    $ 3.45      $1.98             135%

winter heat mo.    $ 300     $1,000      $700              233%

Average of the above is 124%.


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