Coastal capitals, the most bloated in the country

The ranking of cities with the highest inflation in Colombia in May this year was led by the capitals of the Caribbean coast. Among them, Cartagena was the most expensive city this month with a Consumer Price Index (CPI) variation of 1.34% compared to 0.84% ​​nationally.

In terms of annual inflation, the list is led by Santa Marta, which registered an indicator of 12.63% and surpassed the national figure by 3.56 percentage points, which was 9.07%. Barranquilla had the fifth highest with 10.82%.

According to data from the National Administrative Service of Statistics (DANE), inflation in May in the capital Bolívar was explained by increases in energy tariffs, rice, beef and meals in service establishments, the table and self-service.

Santa Marta also had the country’s second-highest monthly inflation rate in May at 1.22%, followed by Montería 1.10%; Barranquilla 1.06%; Sincelejo 1.04% and Valledupar 0.89%.

This behavior is due to the fact that the largest increases in food prices were registered in the region in May, led by Montería with 1.54%.

Source: El heraldo