Is rent included in the consumer price index (CPI)?

Discussion in 'Other financial issues' started by munstershug, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. munstershug

    munstershug Frequent Poster

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    Hi,
    The CPI is currently showing about 1% per annum over past couple of years. Is rent included? Surely not, given the rental inflation is about 14% !!?

    It's a simple question but answer is not easy to find on the CSO website,....can anyone clarify?
    Thanks
     
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    Falling mortgage interest has pulled down the housing component of the CPI.