Inflation’s effects on Kaua‘i’s cost of living

Guthrie Scrimgeour / The Garden Island

The price of gas has leaped 28.6% on Kaua‘i, and 40.8% nationwide. The sign at the 76 station on Kuhio Highway in Lihu‘e doesn’t lie.

LIHU‘E — “Milk has gone up, Portuguese sausage has gone up. Chicken has gone up for sure,” Tiffany Marrotte said as she loaded her car with groceries outside the Lihu‘e Costco Tuesday morning. “I didn’t get paid more this year and I still need to accommodate that.”