The five-part CBC News series, Getting by on P.E.I., examines what it takes to make ends meet in the province these days.

Housing biggest expenditure

Rent, mortgages and other household expenses are taking their toll on many Islanders.

Transportation a big budget item

A Charlottetown woman struggles with the cost of keeping her car on the road.

Impact of high food prices

Steve Bruce looks into how the cost of food negatively affects people in P.E.I.

Increasing basic costs

In the first part of the series, reporter Linda Ward explains that Islanders are paying much more for necessities, but personal income is not necessarily keeping pace.

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Shelter, food, transport costs vs. income.