Consumer Price Index

Year published: 17/11/2010

The overall annual rate of inflation, computed as a percentage of change in the consumer price index (CPI) over two consecutive 12 months periods, increased from 9.8 per cent in 2007 to 26.2 per cent in 2008. Table below shows annual inflation rates for the different income groups in Nairobi and the rest of urban areas over the last five years. In 2008, inflationary pressures were almost as twice as much for both the Nairobi lower income group and the rest of urban areas compared to the Nairobi middle/upper income category of the population.