Jersey inflation rate rises to 1.9%

The cost of living in Jersey has risen by 1.9% over the past year.

States statisticians said the rise was driven by a 10% jump in travel fares and significantly higher prices for tobacco and "household services", which includes school fees.

The price of fuel, clothing, household goods, and leisure goods fell slightly over the period.

The last time inflation was measured, in June, prices had increased by 1.6% over the preceding year.

States statisticians said pensioners, those on low incomes and non-homeowners were experiencing higher inflation than the island average.

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