Consumer price changes in SA

In South Africa, administered prices such as electricity and water have been among the consumer price categories that have experienced the largest increases in prices, while used vehicles and telecommunication equipment have become more affordable over time. Electricity and other fuels prices, for example, are now almost 450% higher than in January 2008, compared to almost 300% for medical insurance, 210% for water and other services, 170% for food and non-alcoholic beverages, and about 60% for clothing.

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