Toy, shoe and ice cream: Youngsters’s Day is 13.7% costlier this 12 months
See the price variation of the most consumed items on the date compared to last year, in a survey carried out by XP.
Bad news for children – and worse for parents: the most consumed items on Children’s Day are more expensive this year, and toys are among those pulling the line for price increases, up 20.3%.
A survey carried out by Tatiana Nogueira, an economist at XP, shows that ‘Children’s Day inflation’ stood at 13.7% this year – above the general inflation for the period, which stood at 7.96% in the 12-month period up to September, according to IBGE data.
In 2021, ‘Children’s Day inflation’ was estimated at 10.2%.
And if toys are more expensive, those who want to travel will also have to pay (much) more: airline tickets were ‘at the time of death’, rising almost 75%, while tourist packages and accommodation were more than 20% more expensive. You can only save if you travel by car: fuel prices have dropped by an average of 7.1%.
Now, if the plan is to take the children out to eat, the rise in prices was closer to inflation by the IPCA: meal away from home rose 8.4%. Dessert ice cream will weigh more: the rise was 16.8%.
“In addition to rising costs in the period, especially food, the reopening of the economy after the pandemic allowed establishments to readjust their prices in light of these higher costs”, explains Tatiana Nogueira.