Inflation rate for 2010 is 5.82 percent, official figures s

Photo: Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas y Censo

Inflation in Costa Rica in 2010 was 5.82 percent, according to the Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas y Censo. That’s 1.77 points higher than for 2009, the institute said.

Rentals were up 10.19 percent and alcohol and cigarettes were up 6.59 percent, the institute said.

The year 2010 was the second lowest in inflation of this decade. Inflation was as high as 13.9 percent in 2008 and 13.13 percent in 2004. Except for January 2010 with an inflation rate of 1.63 percent, the increase for each month was less than 1 percent. September actually saw a tiny decline with -00.08 percent.

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