Most Unreasonable Things Americans Buy – 24/7 Wall St.
With the U.S. inflation rate rising to levels not seen in decades, many Americans are looking to save money, spending pennies where they can. While some essentials cannot be removed from the budget, some goods and services in the United States are far too expensive or completely unnecessary.
In many cases, the US economy has for some reason made certain products and services more expensive than they are in other countries with similar economies. (Of course, on the other hand, some products and services are much cheaper in the US) There are also some goods and services that simply have big markups on their cost to manufacture, but the cheaper alternatives are not. frequently used.
To determine the cheapest items Americans buy, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed information from consumer guides such as the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Reports to find items that have significant mark-ups or cost much less in other countries.
Many of the most unreasonably priced products and services that Americans buy have cheaper alternatives, including homemade foods and drinks instead of store-bought or restaurant-bought items. However, some are essential goods and services that consumers simply need to find a way to afford, even at their high prices or if prices rise even higher. These are the household items whose prices are skyrocketing.
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