November 11, 2010, data from Bureau of Statistics showed in October consumer price index rose 4.4%, reached a new high in the last 25 months.
Rewind time back to November, 2009, in one year, how much did the price of commodities rise?
The same 100 yuan, how many less things does it buy you after one year?
According to data from Beijing Market Association on November 13, 2009 and on November 13, 2010, let’s take a look how much the same 100 yuan has been weakened within a year.
In one year, 100 yuan buys you 30 less apples. The price of Fuji apple around Beijing area was 3.95 yuan / kg in 2009 and 5.94 yuan / kg in 2010. Apple price soared in 2010 made people ask “On what basis?” (‘苹’什么? Apple in Chinese is a phonetic pun of ‘basis’)
In one year, 100 yuan buys 4 and half bags less instant noodles. Price of instant noodles in Beijing was 2 yuan / pack in 2009 and 2.2 yuan / pack in 2010.
In one year, 100 yuan buys 6 kg less garlic. Price of garlic in Beijing was 6.8 yuan / kg in 2009 and 11.15 yuan / kg in 2010. In July 2010, the market price of garlic reached the highest point in the history. November 16, garlic price began to decline after some skyrocketing prices.
In one year, 100 yuan buys 4 liang (an ancient weight unit, 4 liang is 0.2 kg) less cooking oil. Cooking oil was 17.91 yuan / kg in 2009 and 18.40 yuan / kg in 2010. In October, different brands of cooking oil prices in Beijing showed different rate of increase.
In one year, 100 yuan buys 90 less eggs. The price of eggs in Beijing was 6.47 yuan / kg in 2009 and 8.49 yuan / kg in 2010. In October, price of eggs rose 17.14%.
In one year, 100 yuan buys 1 (8 liang [0.4 kg]) less fish (Crucian Carp). Price of Crucian Carp in Beijing was 10.44 yuan / kg in 2009 and 10.67 yuan / kg in 2010. Price of Carp rose from 11.00 yuan / kg to 11.50 yuan / kg in the beginning of this month.
In one year, 100 yuan buys 3 jin (1.5kg) less chili peppers. Price of chili peppers in Beijing was 5.11 yuan / kg in 2009 and 5.53 yuan / kg
In one year, 100 yuan buys you 6 liang (0.3kg) less streaky pork. Price of streaky pork in Beijing was 17.48 yuan / kg in 2009 and 18.02 yuan / kg in 2010. Average price of pork in Beijing is now 15.76 yuan / kg compare with same time last year 13.68 yuan / kg, an increase of 15.37%.
In one year, 100 yuan buys 4.5 kg less flour. Price of flour in Beijing was 2.27 yuan / kg in 2009 and 2.33 yuan / kg in 2010.