A public transport train drive behind a display with fuel prices at a gas station et in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 19, 2022. People across the world are confronted with higher fuel prices as the war in Ukraine and lagging output from producing nations drive prices higher. Drivers are looking at the numbers on the gas pump and rethinking their habits and finances, pushing some to walk, bike or use public transport. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

A public transport train drive behind a display with fuel prices at a gas station et in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 19, 2022. People across the world are confronted with higher fuel prices as the war in Ukraine and lagging output from producing nations drive prices higher. Drivers are looking at the numbers on the gas pump and rethinking their habits and finances, pushing some to walk, bike or use public transport. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Travel plans Poll

Has the high gas prices changed your summer travel plans?

  • Jun. 23, 2022 4:40 p.m.

As the price of fuel continues to climb, many people are looking seriously at their budgets to decide on summer travel plans. The cost of fuel is expected to continue on it’s upward trajectory, along with the cost of food, rising interest rates, and costs of transporting goods are all in a perfect storm forcing people to make tough decisions.

Things like summer holiday travel plans are now out of reach for some contending with tight budgets.

READ MORE: Cost of living in the north strains budgets

Roughly two-in-five Canadians said last year’s 9.7 per cent increase in the cost of food hurt their wallet the most, according to a Statistics Canada survey.

People living in rural areas were more likely to say the cost of transportation makes their daily life harder. Gas prices in Vancouver increased by about 46 cents-per-litre during the year leading up to the survey recorded in April 2022.