The rent … medical care … therapy … home prices … eyeglasses … bras … it’s all too damn high right now!
The No. 1 upvoted thread on Reddit’s homepage on Wednesday was a post asking, “What do you wish wasn’t so expensive?” It had drawn more than 22,000 comments and counting by the early afternoon, with users venting their shared pain over rising rent and housing prices; the often prohibitive cost of U.S. healthcare, particularly dental work, insulin and therapy; as well the price of everyday goods like groceries taking a bigger bite out of their budgets in the face of inflation.
Some popular sentiments:
“Housing. The prices are ridiculous,” wrote one Redditor in a comment upvoted more than 1,000 times.
And it wasn’t just Americans griping about the housing market. Redditors from the U.K. and Australia also said that buying homes in those countries was out of their reach. “To buy an apartment in my country you need to win 2-4 game shows,” wrote one user who claimed to be from Israel.
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“Insulin,” noted another — one of many Reddit users (aka Redditors) listing the high price of treating their diabetes as an expense hitting them especially hard right now. The price of life-saving EpiPens for those with severe allergies was another common complaint,…