The National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane) announced that, in May 2022, Cartagena became the most expensive city in Colombia, with a monthly inflation of 1.34%.
(Inflation eased in May: annual change was 9.07%).
In the capital of Bolívar, the increase in the variation of the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is attributed especially to increases in the electricity tariffwhich contributed 0.24% to the monthly figure for the city, and the rice price, with a contribution of 0.14%.
Likewise, according to the statistical entity, after Cartagena, the cities that registered the highest variations in the CPI for the month of May were Santa Marta with a variation of 1.22%, Hunting with 1.10%, Barranquilla with 1.06% and Sincelejo with a figure of 1.04%.
In contrast, the cities with the lower inflations in the fifth month of 2022 were, in order, Neiva with a monthly variation of 0.43%, Popayan with 0.54% and Armenia with 0.65%.