Consumer Price Index


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) and EU Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), classified by Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP). Also subindices for CPI excluding tobacco; CPI excluding housing; CPI excluding mortgage interest; CPI excluding energy products; CPI excluding energy and unprocessed food.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.



Monthly Consumer Price Index survey.


Consumer goods and services purchased by private households in the country and by foreign tourists holidaying in Ireland.



Reference period

Prices are collected over a period of more than one week i.e. Monday prior to the second Tuesday of the month up to and including the third Tuesday of the month

Start date

November 1975


In general, 4 weeks and 2 days after the second Tuesday of the reference month


    Food and non-alcoholic beverages; Alcoholic beverages and tobacco; Clothing and footwear; Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance; Health; Transport; Communications; Recreation and culture; Education; Restaurants and hotels; Miscellaneous goods and services. The following subindices are also published: Goods; Services; Energy products; Utilities and local charges; Alcohol; Tobacco; Mortgage interest; Services excluding mortgage interest.
  • COICOP (detailed subindices)
    Bread; Breakfast cereals; Poultry; Fish; Fresh or chilled fruit; Potatoes; Beer; Cigarettes; Shoes & other footwear; Private rents, Local authority rents, Mortgage interest; Electricity; Natural gas; Prescribed drugs; Doctors' fees; Motor cars; Petrol; Motor tax; Bus fares; Recording media; Games, toys & hobbies; Cinema; Books; Newspapers & periodicals; Package holidays; Secondary education; Hairdressing; Motor car insurance, etc.


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