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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCompared to 2000, food, fuel, electricity, education and health care services prices have doubled, with consumer prices soaring 76.6%.

During these eleven years, food has become by 109.4% more expensive, electricity – by 141.4%, fuel – by 144.9%, education – by 151.7%, health care – by 118%, concludes the newspaper Neatkarīgā, after looking at the 2000 data of the Central Statistical Bureau.

The prices of several goods, products and services have risen even more dramatically – since 2000, potatoes and tobacco product prices have grown about four times, hospital and financial services – three times. Moreover, bread, milk, cheese, gas and heating prices have doubled. Tourism and hairdressing services are twice as costly as in April 2000.

 


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