Living expenses in October increase by 0.5 percent compared to September


The living expenses in October increased by 0.5 percent compared to September, and by 4.1 percent compared to October last year. Retail prices in October were at the same level as in September, and compared to October last year increased by 6.1 percent, the State Statistical Office (SSO) announced on Monday.

An increase in the cost of living compared to September was registered in sugar, jam, honey, chocolate and confectionery products by 2.5 percent, in oil and fat by 2.3 percent, in bread and cereals by 1.8 percent, in meat by 1.7 percent, foodstuffs, not elsewhere by 1.2 per cent, milk by 0.7 per cent, cheese and cottage cheese by 0.5 per cent and fish and seafood and spirits by 0.3 percent.

In October, there was also an increase in the cost of living for gas and liquid fuels for households, restaurants and cafes, footwear, household services, maintenance and repair services, solid fuels for households, jewelry and watches, large and small household appliances, etc.


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