Year-on-year, transport prices recorded the highest increase (11.95 percent), followed by cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages (10.89 percent), hotels, cafes and restaurants (10.7 percent) and education (10.0 percent). Prices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose 3.94 percent on the year and cost of communications recorded the lowest annual growth rate (0.62 percent).
On a monthly basis, prices accelerated sharply to 1.98 percent, after rising 0.46 percent in the last month of 2013. The indices rose for alcoholic beverages and tobacco 7.45 percent, transportation 2.50 percent, miscellaneous goods and services 2.43 percent and health 1.86 percent.
In January of 2014 within average prices of 432 items, average prices of 40 items remained unchanged while average prices of 295 items increased and 97 items decreased.