10 things you'll pay more for in 2014

From homes and health care to nuts and honey, here are the products and services you'll shell out more cash for this year.

Rent

pay more for rent

Home buyers aren't the only ones facing higher housing costs in 2014. Fueled by the slowly improving economy, rents are also expected be on the rise.

Market research firm Axiometrics predicts that apartment rents nationwide will rise 3.1% from 2013's average of $1,107 a month, or even more if hiring picks up.

"We have so much pent up demand, so many kids that are prime renter age living at home," said Axiometrics president Ron Johnsey. "If the economy recovers better than we are forecasting, then they can become renters."

Rents are expected to jump the most in hot real estate markets like California's Bay Area, Portland and Seattle, which are all benefiting from strong local job markets, said Johnsey.

  @melhicken - Last updated January 05 2014 09:59 AM ET
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