We all know that nobody can escape death and taxes. But inflation is also a pesky bugaboo that is hard to shake. How will inflation impact you in 2019? Here’s a look at the expected trend in five key sectors. 1. Food Samuel Borges Photography / Shutterstock.com Retail food prices are expected to rise between 1 percent and 2 percent in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.