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PICS: See how much more you're paying for fuel, veggies, clothes - and even tea

Dec 12 2018 13:59
Lameez Omarjee

November inflation increased slightly to 5.2%, up from 5.1% recorded in October, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

This was in line with analysts' expectations, given relatively stable fuel prices during the month.

The main contributors to inflation were tobacco and alcoholic beverages as well as miscellaneous goods - which relates to personal care items, insurance, financial services and other goods and services.

Here's how much more items cost in November 2018 compared to November 2017.

Fuel cost 23.1% more. Overall the cost of transport increased 10.7%

Books, newspapers and stationery were 6% more expensive

Dining at a restaurant cost you 5.1% more

woman looking at menu

Clothing cost you 2.1% more and footwear went up by 1% over the past year

Alcoholic beverages were 5.9% more expensive. Specifically - wine increased by 6%, spirits increased by 7% and beer increased by 5.4%

A group of friends having drinks

Cold beverages cost 10.8% more

cold beverages

A hot beverage costs you 4.2% more. Rooibos in particular increased 18.5%. According to Stats SA, coffee beans came down 1%, while black tea went up by 4.9%


Vegetable cost 7.7% more, while fruits are 3.7% cheaper

The price of fish increased by 6%. Meat prices only increased 2.8%

raw fish

Breads and cereals are slightly higher, by 1.3%

Bread1 large

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