The Cost of Living Crisis: The Human Impact

People around the world are facing increasing pressures on their day-to-day lives. Food, energy bills and living costs are rocketing as inflation reaches record levels due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and rising global instability.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has spoken to people living in 18 countries around the world in an attempt to gauge the human impact of the crisis.

From Zimbabwe to Kenya, from Turkey to India, how are lower-income families, smaller businesses and average working people coping with the rising cost of petrol and a spike in food prices?

Explore our interactive map to compare and contrast different stories on the ground from our three-part series on The Inflation Diaries, or click on the country profiles below.

Part one

Bangladesh: Inflation-hit Bangladeshis swap eggs for pulses and ration cards 

India: Indian workers curb spending after months of rising prices 

Haiti: Haitians choose between school fees or food as costs rise 

Kenya: Firewood and no meat: Kenya’s cost-of-living crisis bites 

United Kingdom: Burdened with debts, low-income Britons feel pinch as bills surge 

South Africa: South Africans fear rising crime as food costs spike 

Part two – coming July 25

| Brazil | Tunisia | Zimbabwe | France | Poland | Germany |

Part three – coming August 1

| Mexico | Lebanon | Turkey | Venezuela | Spain| Australia |