Inflation for October came in at 5.4 percent, the INDEC national statistics bureau reported today, pushing the cumulative total for the year so far close to 40 percent.
In total, prices have risen by 39.5 percent this year, according to INDEC.
In October, food and non-alcoholic beverages increased 5.9 percent, while transport rose 7.6 percent. The biggest rise was seen in housing, water, electricity and other fuels, which rose 8.8 percent after the government approved adjustments for gas rates.
Healthcare rose 5.5 percent, with clothing and footwear up five percent.