San Diego Residents Make Tough Choices amid Rising Inflation

SAN DIEGO - Soaring inflation is forcing some residents of San Diego County to make some tough choices.

With the price of gas and groceries on the rise, Pat Arter tells reporting partner 10 News he had to decide quickly on what to do to make ends meet.

"We retired recently," Arter said. "We had a plan for retirement. It's all changed with the inflation, obviously, so I went back to work."

Grocery prices

A worker at Jensen's Foods in Point Loma stocks produce on May 11, 2022Photo: Jonathan Horn/KGTV

"The price points have gotten so high where you have to make a decision: do I buy it or not?" asked Arter. "These days, it's probably not."

Arter racked up more than $70 for groceries at Jensen's Foods in Point Loma on Wednesday, and that might be for just a few items on his shopping list. Prices at the store are up more than 7 percent from last year due to an increase in wages, supply chain issues and fuel surcharges.

The Labor Department reported annual inflation is at 8.3 percent for April, down slightly from the previous month, but still at a 40 year high.

Here's more on the story from reporting partner 10 News:

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