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What can we learn from the Consumer Price Index as inflation rockets?

Regular unleaded gasoline has risen by 50.8% since December 2020. Image: UNSPLASH/Krzysztof Hepner

Drew DeSilver

Senior Writer, Pew Research Center

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Shelter accounts for almost a third of the CPI. Image: Pew Research Center
An infographic showing the biggest increases in consumer pricing.
Although gasoline accounts for just 4% of the overall CPI, its price has risen more than anything else in the past year. Image: Pew Research Center

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