If it's any consolation, growing inflation is a worldwide phenomenon. In England and Ireland, the cost of electricity and gas will increase by 40% over the next 6 months! The cost of petrol and car taxation have already risen significantly. However, these rises are certainly not being reflected in people's salaries, and unemployment is at an all time high since 1999.Even in Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in the world, inflation is at an all time high. There seems to be no escaping it, regardless of where one is living.