From 2009 to 2019: Comparing Price Increases

Not only has the price of our basic products increased, but the prices of leisure items such as alcohol and tobacco has taken a nasty hit. 

Petroleum
Petroleum. Image by David ROUMANET from Pixabay

Many of us tend to complain that we never have money by the end of the month and that payday couldn’t come sooner. We wanted to find out if we were being a little bit overdramatic or if things really are getting a whole lot more pricey. We decided to compare the prices of many of SA’s favourite products and services between 2009 and 2019. So if your pocket is feeling lighter, this might be the reason why…

From Then to Now With Love…

What More Can We Expect? 

Not only has the price of our basic products increased, but the prices of leisure items such as alcohol and tobacco has taken a nasty hit.

This is due to the increase in excise duties which forces these products to increase by 9%. Craving a nice glass of fizzy, sugary goodness on a hot summer’s day? Well think again as sugar tax will force an increase in price of sugar-based items to 2,21 cents per 100ml from 1 April 2019.

To read what else could be affecting our pockets , click here to read the full story. 

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