Prices for gasoline and lots of other items are rising. It could be worse, though, so here are some reminders that it is still possible to avoid the most expensive things in life.
Gasoline. If you think you've got it bad at the gas pump, then look at these 10 places where gasoline prices are higher than in the United States. Mainstreet.com lists some impressive pricing, including the topper, Asmara, Eritrea, an African nation on the Red Sea, where the equivalent of a U.S. gallon fetches $9.58.
Cities. What major city is most expensive to live in? A report this month by the Economist Intelligence Unit that was widely cited says Zurich, Switzerland, gets the prize this year. That's due, in part, to money flowing in from the beleaguered eurozone. Tokyo was No. 2. No U.S. cities were in the top 10, listed here at TheHuffingtonPost.com.