Does it ever seem like Christmas gets more and more expensive each and every year? Well, it’s because it does.

According to the infographic below, we are earning much less today than we did 50 years ago, and yet the costs of everyday living continue to rise.

This would help explain why Americans continue to feel the crunch. Tell us, do you think Christmas costs too much these days? 

Cost of Christmas

This infographic was developed by and originally appeared on