Since this thread was started I suppose there has been about a 15% inflation in the cost of many of the items we buy at the supermarket, if we´re talking about prepackaged food and beverages. This has affected a lot of the things we buy. Official inflation is running at about 4.5%, but I can´t say it impacts all things equally. Fresh fruits and vegetables don´t seem to me to have gone up in price, for example. Taxi fares went up a long time ago, and have been stable, since then. Gasoline went up, but not as much as it did in the U.S., and is now about at par. I´m not aware of any increases in the cost of utilities, and I wouldn´t say rents have gone up, either.