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The FinanceAsia inflation index 2008

Keeping Hong Kong bankers in the manner to which they are accustomed is getting more expensive, but the rate of increase is slowing according to our inflation analysis.

Inflation is a relative term relative to your lifestyle. The Hong Kong consumer price index CPI may look at items that are important to the masses, but are they relevant to a banker's world Probably not. To judge the relative increase in costs of living for bankers, one needs to look at a completely different basket of goods, a basket from Oliver's or Great, rather than Wellcome supermarket.

We compiled a tongue-in-cheek list in 2005 and 2006 of how much inflation had risen over the previous years and have decided to revive this list, given the frequency with which the dreaded I-word has been mentioned of late.
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