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A HOLIDAY film we all know and love is making us all realize how much costs have gone up over the years.
In the beloved 1990 Christmas movie, Home Alone, Kevin McCallister, portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, went grocery shopping for himself when his parents forgot about him at home.
In the movie, he bought a wide array of foods, including, a half gallon of milk, a half gallon of orange juice, a TV dinner, bread, and frozen mac and cheese.
He also purchased laundry detergent, cling wrap, toilet paper, a pack of army men, and dryer sheets.
The total for his groceries costs $19.83, but now, in 2023, prices have gone up nearly 250%.
The same groceries were purchased in 2023 in a Chicago-based grocery store.
Of course, inflation has a lot to do with the rise in costs from 2022 to 2023.
“Different parts of the country are going to see different rates of inflation,” small business owner, Rochelle Chalmers told the outlet.
“And I know that some rates of inflation are normal across decades,” she added.
“But the inflation that we have felt in the grocery store has been just the same as every other American. And it is tough trying to pay for groceries week to week.”
The mother-of-two noted that her company is dealing with supply chain issues and they’ve had to face disruptions in their product.
Chalmers owns a mini donut food truck in West Virginia called Drifter Doughnuts.
She mentioned that the company’s most important product, cake mix, has gone up nearly 28% from 2021.
“Sometimes we’ve had to wonder, will we be able to operate? We’re a weekend business. Will we make it to this weekend with as much product as we currently have?” she questioned.
FOX News conducted a poll where they found that 29% of people say the “worst is over” for the economy, while 67% don’t see any signs the economy is getting any better.
The U.S. Sun previously reported on a similar story, noting that inflation rates have decreased by 3.2%.
Unfortunately, though, prices remain high for groceries.
Fish, eggs, and poultry rose 0.7% in the past month while beef and pork experienced the most significant spikes at 1.2% and 1.3%.