According to Monstat, the minimum consumer basket in October amounted to EUR 645.1, which is 0.4 percent more than in September.
"Out of the total value of the minimum consumer basket, expenditures for food and non-alcoholic beverages amounted to EUR 269.2, which is 0.4 percent less than in September," the statement said.
Statisticians said expenditures for non-food products and services amounted to 375.9 euros, which is one percent more than in September.
The minimum consumer basket refers to household consumption, which includes food and non-food products and services, which enables the maintenance of life and working ability of household members.
The minimum consumer basket complies with the minimum recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the USDA Food Guide 2010 for a minimum caloric intake of 2.21 thousand calories per person per day.
“The value of the minimum consumer basket is based on data from the Household Budget Survey and the World Bank (WB) recommendations. The value of a minimum consumer basket for a four-person household is the minimum monthly expenditure related to food and non-alcoholic beverages and non-food products and services," said Monstat.
For the calculation of minimum expenditure relating to food and non-alcoholic beverages, average prices for the current month and monthly quantities in kilograms for a four-member household are used.
Consumer price indices (CPIs) are used to calculate the value of a basket of non-food products and services.
Text by MINA Business, on November 20th, 2019, read more at Vijesti