Yes, increased prices and noticeable degradation in service levels whether that is face to face or on the telephone.
Three examples from the UK that make Pinocchio look like he has a short nose:
Petrol (gasoline) Up from about £1.10 per litre to £1.39 per litre in a few months (+26%). We do get more litres to the gallon than the US, but the current rack rate is about $1.89 / litre or about $7.20 per US gallon.
Electricity and gas. Our electricity just went up this week from about £0.16 / kWh to £0.24 / kWh. That is not just our provider. It is across the board. It was £0.12 last year. That is a 100% increase. In US terms that is $0.32 / kWh. At least we measure electricity the same way in kWh.
Small TV. This is anecdotal but when I go to Tesco out of town superstore, I always glance at the price of the lowest cost small TV. These had been going down in price for the past decade from about £180 to £100. Now about £125. Not accurate, but an indication of increased price of imported goods. About a 25% increase.
So when you get 0.1% per year interest on cash deposit in your bank account, a 2% yield on large cap shares, and your fiat costs for fuel just went up by between 26% and 100%, I’m not convinced that the published inflation rates of 2% to 3% per year are anything other than fake news.
I used to read a lot on shadowstats.com - but I think there is less there than before without subscription.