Inflation has hit these California cities the hardest

Inflation continues to weigh heavily on Californians and their wallets.

On Thursday, government officials said consumer prices rose 8.2% in September. From August to September, prices increased by 0.4% and from July to August; they increased by 0.1%.

A new study from WalletHub shows which cities in the United States have been hit the hardest by inflation.

According to the Personal Finance website, researchers compared the October consumer price index available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to what it was two months ago and then to what it was a year ago.

San Diego and Carlsbad were the highest ranked California cities most affected by inflation, earning the 8e place.

For both regions, the consumer price index rose 0.90 percent from two months ago and 8.20 percent from a year ago, the study concluded.

Los Angeles, Anaheim and Long Beach ranked in top 12e place. The consumer price index in these regions rose 0.50% from its position two months ago and 7.80% from its position a year ago.

Los Angeles, Anaheim and Long Beach ranked in top 12e place. The website said the consumer price index in these regions rose 0.50% from its position two months ago and 7.80% from its position a year ago. .

Close behind were Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario. Although there has been no increase in its consumer price index for two months, the index is up 8.40% from a year ago.

San Francisco, Oakland and Hayward ranked in 22n/a place. The consumer price index in these regions decreased by 0.50%, but increased by 5.70% compared to a year ago.

The full study can be viewed here.

The Arizona cities of Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale were the cities hardest hit by inflation, according to WalletHub.

Anchorage, Alaska was ranked the city least affected by inflation. The consumer price index for this region is down 4% from two months ago and 7.60% from a year ago.

To help deal with record inflation, California began sending out its “Middle Class Tax Refund” on October 7.

Eligible residents can expect to see amounts of up to $1,050 deposited into their bank accounts or sent by check.

The final wave of payments is expected to be sent by January 15, 2023.

Bernard P. Love