1. Cost of Living. From 2008 to 2013 the cost of living has risen only 8.8% in five years. In comparison in during Bush's administration from 2003 to 2008 the cost of living rose 17% in five years. Almost a 200% increase.
2. Salary. Average hourly earnings rose from 22.01 in January 2009 to 24.10 in October 2013. An increase of 9.49%. As such, average hourly earnings kept pace with cost of living during the Obama's administration.
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