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Eurostat finds food prices in Lithuania among EU's lowest

BC, Vilnius, 15.06.2017.Print version
Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages in Lithuania last year were among the lowest across the European Union (EU), figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on Thursday.

The level of food prices made 78% of the EU average in 2016 (78% in 2015), with lower prices reported in Poland and Romania (62% of the EU average) and Bulgaria (71%).

In 2016, prices for alcoholic beverages in Lithuania made 73% of the EU average, among the lowest rates in Europe, while prices for clothing made 10 %, car maintenance 83% (lowest in the EU), electronics 95% and restaurants and hotels 65% of the EU average.

Latvia's prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages last year made 91% of the EU average, alcoholic beverages and tobacco accounted for 84%, while the respective figures in Estonia were 90% and 86%.

The most expensive food and non-alcoholic beverages were reported in Denmark last year (148% of the EU average), Sweden (126%) and Austria (123%), while alcohol and tobacco was the most expensive in Ireland (175%), the United Kingdom (162%) and Finland (135%).

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