Thought I'd kick off a thread about your general everyday living expenses like Electricity, Gas, Rates, Water, Etc It's seems every year the price of commodities are on the rise, with the financial year coming to a close many bills will likely come with a little note in miniature print about price rises and increases. What infrastructure or common bills are on the rise in your life? Heres a couple of recent ones I've noticed; Due to changing wholesale energy costs and retailing costs your electricity prices will increase 1 Jul 16 I noticed Pay TV snuck a cheeky $1 increase about a month ago. Usually the GoVia network in Brisbane increases the tolls as well. Quote; Toll prices and fees are adjusted on 1 July each year, in line with the annual Brisbane Consumer Price Index (CPI) With dwindling pay rates as consumers turn to contracted "gig workers" to complete tasks at much lower reduced rates, how are you staying afloat?