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Food, petrol and energy are all essentials for living - and now lots of people in Wales say they're struggling to pay for them.
According to Shelter Cymru and Citizens Advice Bureau thousands of families are finding it hard to cope.
Megan Boot has been speaking to one woman from Penarth who says it's only a matter of time before she has to choose between eating and heating.
Rising living costs are leaving thousands of Welsh families struggling to cope financially, with many cutting back on food and heating to try to make ends meet. That's according to new research published today by Citizens Advice Cymru and Shelter Cymru.
The figures reveal that 70% of Welsh adults are worried about the rising cost of living, and more than half struggle to keep up with bills and credit commitments.
Food, petrol and energy costs were particular concerns, with 48% of people admitting they were cutting back on gas and electricity.
The research also found thousands of households have no safety net, with 25% of those in employment saying they would not be able to pay their rent or mortgage at all if they lost their job.
In last year's survey this figure was 18% and it's been suggested the increase could be a result of people no longer being able to put money aside for emergencies.
New research shows thousands of Welsh families are struggling to cope financially, due to rising living costs.
Many say they're cutting back on food, energy and petrol to make ends meet.
The Director of Shelter Cymru John Puzey says Wales is a long way away from an economic recovery.