Mérida, the third most expensive city in the country

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The Yucatecan capital has positioned itself as the third most expensive city in the entire country.

During the first half of April, inflation in Mérida showed a slight deceleration; nevertheless, the Yucatecan capital was placed as the third most expensive city in the entire country.

The report from Inegi showed that the National Consumer Price Index (INPC) for Mérida was 5.17 percent, well above the national average which was at a level of 4.63 percent.

The five most expensive cities in the country were:

  • Huatabampo, with 5.29 percent
  • Cancún, with 5.23 percent
  • Mérida, with 5.17 percent
  • San Luis Potosí with 5.10 percent
  • Campeche, with 5.04 percent.

The products that put the most pressure on prices in the third month of the year were air transportation at 28.35 percent; serrano chili at 13.15 percent; lemon at 8.45 percent, and chicken also at 8.45 percent inflation.

In agricultural products, inflation was 4.92 percent annually, after moderating to 4.77 percent in February.

Meanwhile, energy and government-authorized tariffs had an annual inflation of 3.29 percent, up from 2.75 percent in February.

Price Decreases

On the other hand, the basic basket products that showed a decrease were onion with 19.89 percent, tomato with 12.56 percent, and domestic LP gas with 2.37 percent.

Source: Sipse