Cost of living teaching resources

High rates of inflation have contributed to a cost-of-living crisis. The rising price of food, energy and other essentials has an impact on people's standard of living and events in the news can speed up inflation and exacerbate existing issues. Download free, fact-checked teaching resources on the cost of living and help students explore related stories in the news.

The rising cost of living affects different people across the globe. War, product shortages and other events in the news contribute to inflation and the cost-of-living crisis.

Our resources help learners to:

  • Access the truth behind the headlines they read
  • Use statistics to support the arguments on either side of debates
  • Problem-solve and use critical-thinking skills to find solutions

Each week, we publish free news resources on breaking stories. Created by expert teachers and journalists from The Economist, these activities help students see beyond the headlines and boosts their knowledge of the issues that dominate the news cycle.

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Cost of living resources