Inflation rate higher in St. Louis than nationally

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest Consumer Price Index figures show that prices have risen more in St. Louis than in the country as a whole.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/nO4k1n ) on Friday reported that the metro area’s CPI rose 3.3 percent between the first half of 2010 and the first half of this year. That compared to a 2.8-percent increase for all cities.

The biggest difference was in electricity prices, which jumped 17.2 percent n St. Louis, compared to 1.4 percent nationally.

One area where St. Louis had less inflation than the rest of the country was in the price of food.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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