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What CPI didn’t say: Prices of coffee, aspirin and golf clubs are lower over the past year | MarketWatch

The cost of living for consumers may be accelerating, but it is not all bad news.

Prices of some essentials, including coffee, aspirin and food from vending machines, have declined over the past year, according to a government report released Friday.

Of course, prices of some other — arguably more essential — essentials, such as rent and gasoline, are higher, the data show.

In the 12 months ending in July, the cost of coffee fell 2.4%, and the cost of nonprescription drugs were down 1.6%. The cost of food from vending machines and mobile vendors was down 3%.

Also on the list of declining prices were men’s pants and women’s shoes. Television prices also declined over the past year.

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What CPI didn’t say: Prices of coffee, aspirin and golf clubs are lower over the past year – MarketWatch.