Inflation continues to take a financial toll on Californians and their wallets.
On Thursday, government officials announced that consumer prices increased by 8.2% in September. From August to September, prices rose by 0.4%, and from July to August; they increased by 0.1%.
A new study from WalletHub shows which cities across the U.S. have been affected the most by inflation.
According to the personal finance website, researchers compared the October Consumer Price Index available through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to what it was two months ago and again to where it was a year ago.
The San Diego/Carlsbad area was the highest-ranked California city affected the most, earning the 8th spot.
For both areas, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.90% from where it was two months ago and 8.20% from where it was a year ago, the study concluded.
The Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim area ranked 12th. The Consumer Price Index in these areas increased by 0.50% from two months ago and 7.80% over the past year.
Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario ranked 13th with the CPI increasing 8.40% over the past year.
San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward ranked 22nd.
The complete study can be viewed here.
The Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale area has been the most impacted by inflation with the CPI rising 13% over the past 12 months, according to WalletHub.
To help with record-high inflation, California began sending out its “Middle Class Tax Refund” on Oct. 7.
Eligible residents can expect to see amounts up to $1,050 deposited into their bank accounts or sent via check.
The last wave of payments is expected to be sent out by Jan.15, 2023.