# Consumer price index
Pinal County consumers paying the price as inflation jumps in Arizona
Phoenix metropolitan area residents have seen price hikes at their local supermarket over the past year.Mario Tama/Getty Images. (Pinal County, Ariz.) — The month of March saw the national inflation rate jump to its highest percentage in over four decades. But Arizonans in two of the state's largest counties have been feeling the effects of increased prices throughout 2022.
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Man getting dollars from walletPhoto by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels.com. The inflation rate in the US has been very stable and extremely low for years. We have had a great ride, but rates are going up and we are feeling the pinch every time we get gas, visit the grocery store, purchase clothes and things for the home. Big ticket items such as cars and appliances, when we can get them, are leaving us with sticker shock too.