A New Year's gift from the state in the form of an increase in prices for a number of goods and services is no longer surprising. 2012 was no exception. Literally in early January, the media have already begun to spread information about what exactly everyone will pay more for in the new year.
The increase in prices hit the car enthusiasts hard in the first place. Now they will have to pay much more for gasoline. This is due to the fact that the government decided to raise excise stamps for fuel not by 1, 3 rubles. (as planned earlier), and twice as much - by 2, 6 p. Diesel fuel is also not lagging behind: instead of the promised 1, 1 p. increase to 2, 8 rubles.
In 2012, the services of transport workers, namely Russian Railways, will also rise in price. The increase in the fare is planned in relation to reserved seat and shared cars. It will look like this: a coefficient of 2.995 is added, which in turn leads to an increase in the cost of railway tickets by almost 300%. Such a rise in price is explained by the new policy of the railways, aimed at abandoning reserved seats and common cars in the direction of compartment cars.
Already in January, food prices began to rise, on average by 12-15%. This is attributed to the season and revisions of contracts with suppliers. Thus, the prices for sausage increased by an average of 10-15%. The rise in the cost of meat is expected after them. Experts are confident that if the ruble falls, food prices will soar even more.
After gasoline, train tickets and foodstuffs, the prices of alcohol and tobacco also went up. This is also due to the increase in excise taxes and the rise in the cost of tax rates for these groups of goods. Moreover, the increase in prices for these goods is not a one-time - in the middle of the year, prices for them will grow a little more.
Of course, tariffs for housing and communal services have been, are and will be the undisputed leader in the rating of price increases. The only difference is that in 2012 the tariffs will be raised for the first time in the middle of the year - in July. Not in January, as usual. Electricity will become 3% more expensive, gas - 15, and heat - 6. However, the surprises do not end there. Literally in a couple of months after the first increase, the second will also pass.