Since 2012 is only about 2/3 over, it would be very difficult to calculate a Cost of Living increase for 2013.
Read these words carefully: The cost of living in 2013 will increase in a rate that had never before (that will be a new record, by far bigger than the previous record). It will have a huge impact of all the world (especially on poor undeveloped countries, and poor (to medium) classes people. At the end of 2013 you'll say: "How could that man know it ?".
Right now the cost of living raise is 1.7% as quoted by the NALC retirement page. Nalc= Nat'l assoc of Letter Carriers
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