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Making ends meet in San Diego has never been easy.
Inflation is at levels nationwide not seen in a generation, and sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have pushed already high gas prices even higher, but those effects only add to the pressures already bearing down on households.
We spoke to four families who agreed to breakdown their monthly spending to get a picture of how they’re making it work.
We’ve also combed through energy and water bills to see the policy decisions behind the fees on them, investigated how the single largest cost most families face (housing) ends up increasing the price of the second-largest item (transportation), looked at how pandemic closures changed the daycare industry, and more.
This series explores specific ways that burden impacts residents.
Housing and transportation are the two largest items in any household budget, and they’re linked. Families trading one for the other often save little and lose time together.Keep reading
Despite state policy changes meant to shield low-income renters from massive rent hikes, many San Diegans remain vulnerable as rents skyrocket — and even San Diegans who receive Section 8 assistance or live in affordable housing are feeling the pinch.Keep reading
Oceanside parents have turned to a ride-giver system to get their children to school after the school district cut bus routes. Officials today are effectively passing the cost of transportation down to people who can least afford it.Keep reading
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