Mineral water soars 30 pc in price, wine just 10 pc
As a result of higher taxes, soft drinks and bottled water have almost tripled in price compared to alcohol.
The price of soft drinks has risen an average 17 percent over the past five years due to higher taxes but alcoholic drinks have only gone up 10 percent in price, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
However, top of the big increases is mineral water, which is now 30 percent more expensive than it was five years ago. At least half of the increase is due to taxes, the CBS said.
The price of beer has risen 12 percent and wine and spirits 10 percent and 8 percent respectively.