Why Inflation Affects Various Individuals Differently

The cause and effect are both commonly called “inflation” which can cause some confusion. Typically, “Inflation” is defined as “an increase in the cost of a basket of goods over time”. Technically this should be called “Price Inflation” which is often the result of “Monetary Inflation”. As we have discussed in “What is Inflation“, monetary inflation can also be referred to simply as “inflation.”

Inflation is a common phenomenon that affects millions of households every year. Let’s look at how it affects various types of individuals.