Central Bank: prices for many popular New Year gifts have increased compared to 2020 … The relevant material is published by “Moscow Says” with reference to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Central Bank (CB) of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District.
According to an analytical study, in 2021 prices for many items increased compared to the previous year. For example, a set of chocolates has risen in price by 6.51 percent compared to 2020. Based on this, Russians will have to spend 92 rubles per kilogram of sweets.
The average cost of children's construction sets at the moment is about 1,300 rubles. At the same time, soft toys can be purchased for 730 rubles apiece, and a book for 364 rubles.
Prices for gadgets such as tablets and smartphones have also increased by several percent compared to last year: In October, smartphones were sold for an average of 11.5 thousand rubles.
Nevertheless, it is noted that before the New Year it is profitable to buy trips abroad. For example, tours to the United Arab Emirates have fallen in price by 13.37 percent compared to 2020.
In October, Russians were told the average cost of new clothes for autumn and winter. Analysts of the Russian online store Lamoda, together with experts from YuKassa, found that a complete renewal of the autumn wardrobe this year will cost women 20,915 rubles, and men almost 22,000 rubles.