A problem that affects people as soon as they try to buy groceries in Alaska, Hawaii, New York City or San Francisco.
Also very common at cheesy 'upscale' nightclubs in nearly every mid to large sized city in the United States.
From what I understand there is a seriously acute version of the disease in London too. Not sure if the British variety is contagious.
In Alaska everything is imported so prices are higher resulting in early sticker shock. When you start to notice that even products produced in that state (i.e. petrol, weed) are way more expensive than they would be elsewhere in the U.S. the condition moves beyond sticker shock and there is a new word for it: Gouging.