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



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Published on 27 November 2012. Updated on 12 September 2019