Millions of employees started working remotely after the pandemic first took hold in 2020. But now, more people are returning to the office — and they’re being greeted by much higher prices for just about everything.
Food. Commuting. Daycare. Rising gas prices and soaring inflation have made going back to the office more expensive. And that is eating into workers’ incomes, especially if their pay increases aren’t keeping up.
Here are some of the daily costs that have crept higher, making the return to post-pandemic office life more expensive.