Consumer price Index (CPI)

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Definition: Consumer price Index (CPI)

It is metric used to measure the changes in the purchase value of a fixed basket of goods (like housing, food and other items) or services for a country or a region. It is usually calculate don a monthly basis and is an inflation/deflation indicator. A rising CPI indicates inflation. It therefore also provides a fair idea about the cost of living in the region.




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