Some California residents have crossed the border to Mexico to buy cheaper groceries as many continue to struggle with the current status of the U.S. economy, even though the inflation rate has slightly decreased to 8.5 percent in July after a record high 9.1 percent in the month prior.
Despite the dip in the inflation rate, prices are still increasing in the food and shelter categories. “Food at home” was up 13.1 percent year-over-year, following July’s reading of 12.2 percent.
Consequently, some southern Californians are driving 20 minutes every day from San Diego to the San Ysidro border, leading to Tijuana in an effort to opt for cheaper grocery items, News Nation reported on Thursday.
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