For the purpose of planning your household budget more wisely, below are "10 Things You'll Pay More For in 2013
" courtesy of CNN.
Some of the items you can do without. Others are staples of any home. And while some of the following goods and services can place the price blame on politics or even nature itself, others are due to plain old market forces at work:
1. Health care
: "Overall health care costs in the U.S. are also expected to jump this year by 7.5%."
2. New cars
: "Some manufacturers are upping their 2013 sticker prices by $1,000 or more."
3. T-Mobile Smartphone
: "T-Mobile customers will say goodbye to the $200 smartphone upgrade this year, meaning the purchase price of a smartphone will jump by hundreds of dollars."
: "Even though the fiscal cliff deal helped Americans avoid some tax hikes, workers will still pay more in taxes this year."
5. Public transit
: "In many regions, transit agencies continue to face higher operational costs and stagnant tax revenues, forcing fare holders to fill the gap."
: "The cost of a standard postage stamp will increase by a penny to 46 cents, while a postcard stamp will also go up by one cent to 33 cents."
7. Milk, cheese & eggs
: "The fiscal cliff deal averted the so-called dairy cliff; however, grocery shoppers can still expect to pay more for dairy products in 2013."
8. Baseball tickets
: "Teams raising ticket prices include the Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners."
9. Satellite television
: "After a year of high-profile disputes between television distributors and programmers, many customers will see higher satellite TV bills in 2013."
10. Steaks, hamburgers and bacon
: "Higher meat prices are linked to the historic drought that struck much of America's farmlands this year, causing the price of corn - a common ingredient in animal feed - to skyrocket."