The highest annual increase was 15.69 percent in alcoholic beverages and tobacco. Cost of education increased 10.14 percent, transportation 9.16 percent, hotels, cafes and restaurants 9.13 percent and food and non-alcoholic beverages went up by 8.73 percent.
In September of 2013, within the average prices of 437 items in the index, average prices of 66 items remained unchanged while average prices of 301 items increased and average prices of 70 items decreased.
Compared to the previous month, prices rose by 0.77 percent. In comparison with December of the previous year, prices increased 5.01 percent, and on twelve months moving average basis, inflation rate stood at 7.32 percent.