Food prices rising in Japan, cooking oil up 1.5 times year on year

Food producers in Japan have raised prices due to rising costs of raw materials and crude oil, data showed on Monday, dealing a severe blow to households already affected by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The average price of cooking oil in supermarkets across the country rose 1.5 times in May from the previous … Read more

Giving up insurance, meat-free meals, and skipping breakfast: What Australians are doing to survive the cost of living crisis

Living on a houseboat comes with a few perks. Unlike his mates on the mainland, Arthur White isn’t dealing with skyrocketing rental prices or anxiously anticipating interest rate hikes. There are some downsides too, though, like having to source your own electricity to boil a cup of tea. And life at sea hasn’t been enough … Read more