The cost of food and beverages for the average Greek household rose to 356.24 euros in August 2011, according to figures released by the Greek Consumers Centre ELKEKA on Thursday. Based on figures, this represents a 3 percent increase relative to August 2010, when the same basket of goods cost 347.43 euros.
The highest increases were in fish which posted hikes reaching 6 percent, and in oils and fats, also up 6 percent.