CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
Between December quarter 2008 and March quarter 2009, the All groups CPI for Melbourne increased by 0.2%. The groups which recorded the largest increases were Education (5.0%), Health (4.4%) and Food (2.2%). The groups which recorded decreases were Financial and insurance services (-6.6%), Transportation (-2.2%), and Recreation (-0.5%).
Between March quarter 2008 and March quarter 2009, the All groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 2.1%. The CPI All groups weighted average for the eight capital cities rose by 2.5% over the same period. The biggest annual increases for Melbourne were recorded in Food (6.1%), Health (5.4%) and Alcohol and tobacco (5.1%). The groups which recorded a decrease for the year were Transportation (-5.0%) and Financial and insurance services (-2.6%).
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Consumer Price Index, By Group, Melbourne and Weighted Average of Eight Capital Cities (file size 50kB)