Austria has highest annual inflation rate in EUStaff writer ▼ | Thursday May 22, 2014 2:55AM ET
Analysts have predicted that inflation has risen because of an increase in the cost of housing, water, energy and food.
Austrian grocery prices have increased almost 5 percent year-on-year and have reached a record high in 2014. Prices have also increased in restaurant, hotel and tourist services as well as in telecom. So how has the inflation affected people living in Austria? According to a study conducted by the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labor, the cost of the average shopping basket has increased by an average of 4.8 percent from March 2013 to March 2014. ■