Prices in Berlin and Brandenburg continue to rise at an above-average rate. In May, people had to spend more than eight percent more on their living expenses than a year ago, as the Statistics Office announced on Tuesday. Specifically, inflation in Berlin was 8.6 percent, the highest since 1992.
In Brandenburg it was 8.5 percent; prices there last rose more sharply in 1994. Energy and food in particular have become more expensive. Nationwide, inflation rose to 7.9 percent in May. (dpa)