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Here's how much inflation has affected Oregonians

A new survey reveals that 40% of Oregon residents surveyed say they're having "slight to moderate" difficulties in paying for household expenses.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A new survey confirms that Oregonians, in the new inflation age, are having trouble meeting their expenses as most others in the country.

However, the rest of the nation seems a bit worse off, according to the QuoteWizard report, which tracks inflation's effect in each state.

QuoteWizard reveals that 40% of Oregon residents surveyed say they're having "slight to moderate" difficulties in paying for household expenses. Another 7% say they're having a "very difficult time" doing so.

In comparison, QuoteWizard puts the national "slight to moderate" figure at 54% and the "very difficult" figure at 12%.

All told, 49% of Oregonians say they're having no difficulty paying household expenses, compared to 43% for the U.S. as a whole.

QuoteWizard added that the number of Oregon residents having a "very difficult" time has jumped 26% since June 2021.

States with the highest percentage of those having a "very difficult time" are Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

Minnesota, at 54%, leads the list of those having "no difficulty," followed by Vermont (53%) and Iowa and Utah, at 51%.

The report arrives as overall inflation is up 7.5% since last year. Prices for food and fuel, QuoteWizard notes, have risen even more.

Read more at the Portland Business Journal.

Editor's note: the video in the media player above originally aired on Nov. 22, 2021.

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