Everyone, including the estimated 1.4 Georgians planning July 4 road trips, knows the price at the pump is up (49%), but so too is air travel (37.8%) and a hotel room (22%). The good news? Fuel prices have dipped lately in the Atlanta area to $4.42 per gallon on average.
Neighbors may make less noise this holiday weekend thanks to supply chain problems and an estimated 35% increase in fireworks prices, says the American Pyrotechnics Association, which cites higher costs for raw materials (20%) and overseas shipping (350%).
The news isn’t all grim. An afternoon cold brew will set consumers back only 4.5% more than last summer. The hike in the price of liquor (1.4%) is less spirited, while wine tips the scale at 1.8%.