The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September stood at 122.8, the twelfth consecutive month with an increase. The pandemic caused the CPI to go down from April to September, going below 2019 levels. During these months, prices increased the most in September with 3.5%. The CPI increased by 0.3% compared to August 2021.
Month-over-month, the principal groups with highest increases in the CPI were Food & beverage by 1%, accommodation by 0.4%, education and communication with 0.3%, other articles & services and entertainment by 0.1%.
Year-over-year the groups with the highest price increases were transportation with 8%, food & beverage with 4%, entertainment by 2.5%, education & communication with 2.4% and other articles and services with 1.5%.
Year-to-date average CPI is 121, 2% more than in 2020 from January to September. Year-to-date the groups that most increased prices has is transportation with an increase of 4%, Food & Beverages with 2%, entertainment, education & communication, accommodation, clothes, other articles & services, and healthcare with 1%.