Kiwis are sharing their struggles buying basics as the cost of living skyrockets, Newshub reveals, with one person revealing they were forced to use a foodbank for the first time. They said visiting the foodbank made them feel like a failure. “I’m also conscious I’m taking donated food that could be going to people in way worse situations than me and my family, which makes me feel guilty and gross.” It comes as the cost of living increases with Kiwis spending on average an extra $4000 to $5000 in the past 12 months on basics such as food, rent and fuel.