Tbilisi (GBC) – Inflation calculated by Geostat using the methodology of Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices, amounted to 2.4% in May, which was 0.4 percent higher than the 2-percent inflation calculated using the national methodology.

As for individual components, according to the EU HICP methodology, the percentage change compared to the corresponding period in 2023 is distributed as follows:

Food and non-alcoholic beverages 1.0%;

Alcoholic beverages, tobacco 4.6%;

Clothes and shoes 3.5%;

Housing, water, electricity, gas and other types of heating -3.2%;

Furniture, household items and decorations, home maintenance -2.9%;

Health care 1.1%;

Transport – 11.1%;

Communication -1.2%; rest,

Entertainment and culture -0.4%;

Education 3.5%;

Hotels, cafes and restaurants 9.2%;

Various goods and services 2.8%.