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6 Things That Will Cost More in 2012

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With a New Year, comes new costs. A number of things, from necessary items to fees, will cost you more in 2012. Here's the 6 items that may affect your pocket book.


1

Domestic & International Airfare

 
 

If you fly the friendly skies, you'll be paying more for that airline seat. Economy flights are expected to rise 5% and it'll cost you 7% more for business class. And that's just for domestic flights. If you're planning to head overseas, it'll be even more.

 
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2

Food

 
 

You may have noticed your grocery bill going up last year. Food cost rose 6% in 2011 and will only go up more in 2012. The small bright spot; it won't cost much more to go out to eat. It'll only affect grocery store food.

 
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Spencer Platt/Getty Images
3

Mobile Data Plans

 
 

If you surf the net on your phone, it'll cost you more this year. It looks like the days of unlimited data plans will soon be a thing of the past.

 
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Michael Nagle/Getty Images
4

Parking/Traffic Tickets

 
 

Budget deficits need to be filled somehow, so expect to see an increase in all city fees. From parking and traffic tickets to dog licensing fees and vehicle registrations.

 
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Martin Hunter/Getty Images
5

Gas

 
 

Although the price at the pump has been on the decline lately, don't expect it to last. Some are predicting $4 a gallon again in 2012.

 
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David Paul Morris/Getty Images
6

Shipping

 
 

Free shipping may soon be a thing of the past to entice online shoppers. The US Post Office will raise rates 4.6% this year. FedEx and UPS are following suit with a 4.9% hike

 
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