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Consumer prices on Oahu rise less than U.S. average – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-10 18:25:00 –

Food, housing, transportation and education prices on Oahu have all risen since last year, but overall rises are below the national average, according to data released today.

Honolulu’s commodity costs have risen 3.8% in the last 12 months to May, driven primarily by gasoline and electricity, and new car and home prices, according to the latest report by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. I said I did.

However, the rise in Honolulu’s consumer price index was below the 5% rise nationwide, the highest rise in the United States in about 13 years.

Honolulu’s 12-month costs increased by 34.7% for gas, 2.6% for electricity, 2.7% for housing, 1.2% for food, and 4.1% for education and communications.

The only major category of decline was apparel, whose prices fell by 1%.

Prices on Oahu have risen 2.1% over the past two months, according to BLS.

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