(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency) At the level of the annual change of the index record for cost of living which recorded a rise of 2.4% the monthly report attributed that to 10 main sections of the index namely : the section of education up 5.4% the section of clothing and footwear by 5.2% the section of housing water electricity gas and other fuels up 4.4% followed by the health section up 2.3% and the section of transportation with a rise of 2.3% and home furnishing equipment and maintenance up 2 section 0.2% the section of recreation and culture by 2.0% and the section of communications up 1.4% and food and beverage section by 1.2% and finally the section of miscellaneous goods and services 0.7%. In contrast the index decreased for the section of restaurants and hotels by 1.9%.
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