According to the statistics office MONSTAT, the total cost of the minimum consumer basket for July this year was 641,6 euros.
Of the total cost of the minimum consumer basket, expenses for food and non-alcoholic beverages amounted to 270,9 euros, and expenses for non-food goods and services amounted to 370,70 euros.
“The total cost of the minimum consumer basket in July compared with June decreased by 0,2 percent. Expenditures on food and non-alcoholic beverages in July decreased by 0,4 percent compared to June, while expenses on non-food products and services decreased by 0,1 percent compared to June, ”MONSTAT said.
How the cost of the minimum consumer basket is calculated
The minimum consumer basket includes the consumption of food and non-food goods and services that help maintain the life and working ability of family members in accordance with the minimum recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Department of Food 2010. (USDA Food Guide 2010) on the minimum calorie intake - 2 kcal per day per person.
A basket for a family of four is the minimum monthly cost associated with food and soft drinks, as well as non-food items and services. To calculate the minimum costs associated with food and soft drinks, the average prices for the current month and monthly units of goods in kilograms for a family of four are used.