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Is everything more expensive? From food to rent to gas, Clark County residents paying more for necessities

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer,
Will Campbell, Columbian Associate Editor,
Dylan Jefferies, Columbian staff writer,
Griffin Reilly, Columbian staff writer,
Lauren Ellenbecker, Columbian staff writer, and
Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer
Published: January 2, 2022, 6:05am
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Drivers are paying more at the gas pump than this time last year.
Drivers are paying more at the gas pump than this time last year. (Associated Press files) Photo Gallery

Vancouver and Clark County are becoming increasingly expensive places to live. While some costs have risen significantly, others crept upward in a nickel-and-dime trend that’s accelerated over the past year.

Those increases are reflected in the national inflation rate of 6.8 percent, though some of the region’s expenses are rising at a faster rate — while some are hardly rising, if at all.

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