10 items expected to cost more in 2013

Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:33:46 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 02 2013 11:06:57 AM EST

VIDEO: A list of 5 things that will have rising costs in 2013.

It's a new year, and while that brings lots of excitement, it's also bringing rising costs that are bound to affect nearly everyone. There's a new list out naming 10 things you may have to pay more for in 2013.

Groceries -- meat, poultry and dairy prices are all expected to rise thanks to this summer's drought. The USDA expects food prices to rise 3.5 percent to 4 percent in 2013.

Cereal -- prices will rise 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent in the new year because of the drought.

TVs -- in particular, ultra HD TVs will cost more as they incorporate premium features that let users control the entire system wirelessly.

Computers -- more powerful and, as a result, more expensive.

Beer -- anything made with copper will cost more as the price of copper goes up.

Cars -- engines are upgraded to meet new standards issued by the Obama administration.

Daily deal sites -- will offer fewer deals because of too many competitors and not enough profits. It will become more difficult to find deals on services. Daily deal sites will instead opt for tangible products.

iPhone 5 accessories -- the phone features a different Lightning connector. This results in a string of brand new accessories that have no prior-generation alternatives, which means premium prices.

Smart phones -- companies beginning to charge full instead of discounted prices for smart phones due to offering cheaper plans.

College -- as education costs continue to increase, many states will no longer be able to subsidize much of its students' tuition costs.


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