Price of Consumer Basket increased by 230 BAM

September 7, 2020 1:15 PM

The consumer basket calculated by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Bosnia and Herzegovina for August 2020 amounts to 2,053.68 BAM and is 231.61 BAM more expensive than the consumer basket for the previous month.

The SSSBiH reminds that the average salary paid in the Federation of BiH for June 2020 was 953 BAM (last data published by the Federal Bureau of Statistics) and 18 BAM higher than the average salary paid in May 2020.

Coverage of the Trade Union Consumer Basket by the average salary is 46.40 percent.

When making the Trade Union Consumer Basket, the average salary paid in the Federation of BiH was taken into account, as well as the minimum living costs of a family of four consisting of two adults and two children, one of whom is in high school and the other in primary school.

The consumer basket consists of: food (39.7 percent), housing and communal services (15.2 percent), hygiene and health maintenance (7.2 percent), education and culture (15.6 percent), clothing and footwear (9, 7 percent), transportation (6.7 percent), and household maintenance (5.8 percent).

In the food category, prices from three shopping centers were used for 84 items. When it comes to hygiene and maintaining health, the costs of 12 items are included, and for housing and communal services, the costs are included in six items, the SSSBiH announced on Monday.

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