The climbing price of gasoline is big news, but we’re actually paying higher prices for just about everything these days, including food. Some types of food are becoming expensive more quickly than others, though.
Knowing which prices have soared highest can help you find ways to beat inflation in your household.
Here are the 10 specific kinds of food that have increased in price the most over the last year, from May 2021 to May 2022.
White potatoes are up 14.5% over the year, from $0.76 to $0.88 per pound. Potatoes have a long history of being a staple food people turn to when they can’t afford other things to eat. So, it’s disheartening that they have risen so much in price.
They’re still under a dollar per pound, so potatoes remain a great choice for a vitamin-packed starch that will let you save money on nutritious food.
Dried beans of all types are up 15.5% over the year, from $1.42 to $1.64 per pound. Beans are a cheap, nutritious protein source that can be prepared in an almost infinite number of ways, which makes them a great staple.
While beans are still cheap relative to other protein sources, 15.5% is a hefty increase on a food product that is a staple food for vegetarians and vegans.
Bacon is up 16% over the last year, from $6.35 to $7.36 per pound. It’s a popular breakfast meat, but this price increase may turn it into a weekend-only treat. Other forms of pork are