RPI vs CPI: why does inflation always seem to work against us?

RPI is believed to overstate inflation by an average of per cent a year. It lost its National Statistics kitemark four years ago. It lost its National Statistics kitemark four years ago.

Like CPI, it looks at the prices of items we spend money on, but it includes housing costs - such as council tax - and mortgage interest payments. I think that inflation is under reported by the RPI. Like RPI, the CPI looks at the prices of hundreds of items we spend money on, such as food and cinema tickets, but excludes housing costs and mortgage interest payments. CPI uses geometric mean, for calculating the difference between current price and previous price.

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The Office of National Statistics, in the United Kingdom, publishes the measure of inflation, on a monthly basis. The annual rate produced by the organisation serves as a benchmark; that helps to adjust inflation-indexed allowances, pensions, salaries and wages. RPI expresses the changes in the prices of a fixed basket of consumer goods and services over time. Weighting is given to the items, by their relevance. Furthermore, they are calculated using different formulas, which also adds to the difference between these two.

Your email address will not be published. The Consumer Price Index is the statistics; that examines the variations in the prices paid by the customer for a market basket of goods and services. CPI uses geometric mean, for calculating the difference between current price and previous price.

On the other hand, RPI uses arithmetic mean, where the number of items divides the total of all the prices. Conversely, RPI takes into consideration, such costs in the basket of consumer goods and services.

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