Honolulu residents paying more for food, much less for energy

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Honolulu residents are paying more for things like food and medical care, but a lot less for energy.

That’s according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index.

According to the index, food prices rose by 2.7 percent in the second half of 2015, and 4.6 percent over the past 12 months.

Medical care also went up, by 7.7 percent.

Meanwhile energy prices saw a dramatic decrease, 26.1 percent over the year, largely due to a 29.7 percent drop in gas prices.

Prices for electricity also declined by 4.8 percent.View the full breakdown here.

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