Prices and indexes

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which aims to measure the evolution of the prices of a basket of goods and services; July calculated with 2006 as base year, it has presented variations in the period 2000-2013. From 2005 to 2013 consumer prices showed an increase of 82.65%.


The price of petrol has increased in recent years. For example, in 2000, a liter of regular gasoline cost 183.4 colones, by 2012 the cost was 684 colones. A similar situation experienced octane and diesel which increase for the period was 517.6 and 496.4 respectively colons.