Inflation is hitting us everywhere these days. From rent and food, to our utility bills, it's getting more and more expensive to maintain the lifestyle you've been living all along. And, it doesn't help that most of us aren't getting raises that cover these price hikes.

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And if you feel like you're the only one wondering why your budget isn't going as far, you're not alone. A recent report from doxo unveils a startling truth: Americans collectively dish out a jaw-dropping $3.35 trillion yearly on household bills. That's a hefty $2,126 per month, or $25,513 annually per household, marking a 4% increase from last year.

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But let's zoom in on Grand Rapids. Here, the average household pays $1,887 monthly, totaling $22,644 annually. That's a significant 7.9% surge from last year, surpassing the national average increase. So if your wallet is hurting, it's not shocking. But, it could be worse.

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Despite this, Grand Rapids residents are spending 11.2% less than the national average and slightly below the state average. Don't start packing your bags just yet. While Grand Rapids isn't the priciest city in Michigan for household bills (it ranks #101), residents still shell out a hefty 32% of their income on these expenses.

So yes, your bills have gotten bigger in the last year if you're living in Grand Rapids, but the grass isn't greener on the other side. The bottom line? The cost of living is a real concern for Americans everywhere. Whether it's finding ways to cut back or smarter budgeting, managing household bills is more crucial than ever.

LOOK: States with the highest average cost of living

These are the top 20 states across the country, including the nation's capital, where the average cost of living is the highest, according to data compiled by the Missouri Economic Research & Information Center. The average cost of living index is 100, which indicates the national average of all 50 states. The index includes cost factors such as groceries, housing, utilities, healthcare, transportation, and more. All states listed below are above that baseline.

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