The rapid spread of COVID-19 has upended our daily lives. Besides the primary fear of an uncertain disease that has infected millions and killed tens of thousands, there are also the secondary impacts resulting in overrun healthcare systems, shelter in place orders, and inconsistent availability of food and other essentials.
Can’t you just get all that cost-of-living information online? Have you ever asked, or been asked, this question? While the internet has made it possible to collect and manipulate data in the form of on-line cost-of-living calculators, the integrity, objectivity, and reliability of the data produced by these calculators cannot be verified.