The Consumer Price Index or CPI is an indicator of changes in consumer prices experienced. It is obtained by comparing, over time, the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers.
On a year-over-year basis, Albertans paid 3.0% more in September 2018 for the goods and services that comprise the Consumer Price Index (CPI) than in the same month a year ago, which was slightly higher than the national average rise in CPI of 2.2%. Energy prices increased the most in Alberta (+21.7%). Recreation and education had the smallest increase, rising by 1.0%.