If you have visited a car dealership, gas station, or grocery store recently, there is a strong chance you’ve noticed a significant increase in prices. Similarly, if you look into consumer goods, investments, real estate properties, and even utility bills, you will see a huge difference in prices compared to previous years. This unfortunate phenomenon is called inflation.
The definition of inflation has changed throughout the years. Central banks and economists, who support the bank’s monetary policies, will define it slightly differently than its detractors. But something everyone seems to agree upon is that inflation is the loss of a currency’s purchasing power.