Not only are prices going up, package size is shrinking.
If you think products at the grocery store are shrinking, don't worry -- you're not crazy. To avoid complaints of rising prices, many companies are simply reducing the amount of the product you're getting. This maintains the appearance that prices are remaining steady.
I agree with Purestone . . . our friends south of the 49th actually have it way better in terms of prices. For example, we pay $5.21 CDN per US gallon ($1.38 per litre) of gas . . . I spend $90 to fill my car. A case of 24 Budweiser beer costs $38.00 (a universal price measure I believe) . . . 4 litres of milk costs $3.99 . . .
Pick your poison . . . better prices and poorer health care or higher prices and just plain poor healthcare :-) At least you have 2 political parties that stand firm on what they stand for . . . we are heading to the polls for 3 times?? in 7 years??? Can't tell one political party from the other . . .
At least we know the milk arrives at Lings every Thursday in Aruba . . . amen!