Last Updated Oct 5, 2011 5:54 PM EDT
It shows that, while overall spending is down 2% from four years ago, we are shelling out more for certain items each month -- 27 things, to be exact.
A closer look and you'll see it's not all things that we'd prefer to be spending our money on. Some costs are just going up ... and we have to deal with it.
Curious to know where the increases lie? Here's the breakdown of where Time says spending has increased, as well as a few tips on how to save. The numbers below show the average 2011 monthly costs.
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