Price of silver went up 8x since 2000. Which other everyday item did go up that much in the same period of time? Gas, bread, milk, rent, tuition, health care, dental care? What? My rent is 30% higher now than it was in 2000. Dental costs are about 30% higher than in 1997 (I just did an identical work to the one done in 1997 with the same dentist. Now it was 30% more money than in 1997 but they're using more advanced materials now according to the dentist.) Groceries were not a very significant part of my budget back in 2000, I am not sure -- are they more expensive now? 8x? I doubt it.