The cost of the American Dream is soaring higher than eagles. What is behind the rising cost? For starters, the American Dream has become more complicated than ever before in history. It used to consist of a house with a white picket fence and a chicken in every pot- basic necessities being met without much struggle. Now it consists of an expensive coffee shop habit, lunches out every day, and expensive cell phone plans. A lot of people now consider these to be basic necessities, which is driving consumer debt loads to unsustainable levels. Learn more about the rising cost of the American Dream from this infographic.