Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml en-gb 30 Mon 27 Apr 2015 05:47:42 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml?page=83#comment5 That's what it said, but in frighteningly bad English. Now I understand why "retail prices" do not reflect what most of us spend most on. So - tell me this one - how come milk prices stay nearly the same, cheese prices rise gently and butter prices have doubled? Wed 18 Aug 2010 01:23:43 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml?page=66#comment4 So RPI includes housing costs (rent, MIPs, house depreciation, house depreciation, council tax), TV License, Road Tax and Union Subscriptions.The CPI doesn't, but uses stockbroker fees, university accommodation fees, foreign student tuition fees and unit trust fees instead.The RPI includes the cost of used car sales, whereas the CPI uses new cars instead.RPI excludes the highest earners and pensioners on state benefits, whereas CPI includes them.RPI includes money spent abroad, CPI doesn't - but includes money spent by foreign visitors.Err... what's the "ONS Living Costs and Food Survey"? Or, for that matter, "National Accounts Data"?RPI uses the arithmetic mean (add 'em all up, divide by the total).CPI uses the geometric mean (multiply 'em up, take the nth root).-oOo-Or at least, I think that's what the document said... :) Tue 17 Aug 2010 15:50:39 GMT+1 Phil http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml?page=50#comment3 I'm not, but the BBC obviously is. The RPI is 223.6 this month, it is not 4.8%. Tue 17 Aug 2010 15:44:17 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml?page=33#comment2 1. IMOOREDitto. Tue 17 Aug 2010 15:01:16 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml?page=16#comment1 Well one guage does seem to differ a lot from another.....oh....we're not talking about tyres?! Tue 17 Aug 2010 14:54:29 GMT+1 IMOORE http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/confused_about_the_different_w.shtml?page=0#comment0 No. Tue 17 Aug 2010 14:52:42 GMT+1