SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Inflation in the United States is at an all-time high and residents of Georgia are feeling the impact. Filling a car or a grocery cart has become much more expensive.
“Just ridiculous, that’s the only way I can talk right now,” Andre Williams said as he walked to a Kroger grocery store on Sunday afternoon.
And Peach State residents say the prices they’re paying are, “they’re unbelievable,” said Mary Forbes.
Between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and supply chain issues, inflation in America is at its highest level in 40 years.
“Could use a little cheaper pricing, because jobs, food, grocery prices, it’s breaking your nerves, we need a little break,” Kephonsus Jackson said.
Experts say wages are not rising with rising costs and for those living on a fixed income, budgeting has become more difficult.
“Well, we’re both retired,” Forbes said. “We are you know on a fixed budget.”
Q: “Have you had a hard time seeing prices jump so much? »
“Oh my God yes, yes,” Forbes replied.
And with hurricane season underway, people are experiencing higher costs while stocking up for emergencies.
Q: “Is it hard to stock up for hurricane season at these grocery prices?” WSAV asked Williams.
“It’s, a little, a little it is, but you have to do what you have to do,” Williams said.
Gas is another expense impacting people this hurricane season. According to AAA, 36% of Georgians say they can’t evacuate because of pump prices.
Currently, Savannah is one of the most expensive places to fill across the Peach State.
Q: “Is this the worst you’ve ever seen in Savannah?”
“Oh yeah,” Forbes replied.
But some WSAV residents said they had already prepared an emergency gas fund.
“Certainly, definitely, I already do,” Williams said.
Right now, the current price of a regular tank of gas in Georgia is $4.48, according to AAA.