High price increases for alcohol and tobacco

High price increases for alcohol and tobacco

High price increases for alcohol and tobacco

The FINANCIAL -- Between 2000 and 2017, prices in the EU have risen by 36 % overall.

The highest increases were registered for "alcoholic beverages and tobacco" as well as for "education" where prices rose by more than 90 %.

"Housing, water, electricity and gas" as well as "restaurants and hotels" followed with growth rates of more than 55 %. Prices for "clothing and footwear" remained nearly stable, while prices for "communications" decreased by more than 20 %.