Prices are definitely higher than they were a year ago; but I got curious as to just how much higher they had gotten. Then I found this cool little chart on at the NY Times. It displays the makeup of an average consumers budget and how the prices have changed over the last year in each of the categories.
There is an interactive version available at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/03/business/20080403_SPENDING_GRAPHIC.html
So how does this compare to my spending over the last year? Not surprisingly my biggest increase was also gasoline. Spending on gas shot up by 45%, nearly twice as much as the average. Nothing that I regularly spend in went down; electric was the closest with a measly 0.71% decrease.