Questions about prices and purchasing power

Questions about prices and purchasing power

How is purchasing power calculated? How is the consumer price index compiled? What relationship is there between the Insee price index and households’ purchasing power?

These are just a few questions that you would no doubt like an answer to, and which this Insee video deals with clearly.

Insee has also produced a booklet to test your knowledge of prices and purchasing power with a 10-question quiz.


Source: Insee (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques – the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies)

Aim: To learn about how the consumer price index and purchasing power are calculated.

Target group: 16+

Length: 4m50s



Published on 28 March 2013.