Information from Monstat denies tourism officials: Concerning hotels and restaurants, prices of accommodation rose by 9.1 while transport prices increased proportionally to gas and lubricant prices, prices of spare parts and prices of maintenance of vehicles.
Podgorica- According to the latest data from Monstat, salaries and retail prices in Montenegro increased slightly during April in comparison to those in March while industrial production decreased.
Average salary in April without taxes and contributions was EUR 465 and it increased by 0.9 percent when compared to those in March.
According to information from Monstat, prices in hotels and restaurants have increased significantly in April, by 9.1 percent. This does not correspond to information given by the officials of the National Tourism Organization, the Ministry of Tourism, hoteliers and caterers that the prices were reduced to attract more tourists in the midst of economic crisis.
Prices of transportation went up by 2.5 percent, communication costs went up by 1.9 percent, prices of food and soft drinks went up 0.7 percent while accommodation and medical services went up by 0.1 percent.
Household furniture and appliances went down by 0.7 percent, clothing and footwear went down by 0.3 percent, while prices concerning cultural events and entertainment went down by 0.1. Prices of alcohol beverage and tobacco and cost of education remained the same as in March.
Concerning hotels and restaurants, prices of accommodation rose by 9.1 while transport prices increased proportionally to gas and lubricant prices, prices of spare parts and prices of maintenance of vehicles.
Prices of telephone and telegraph devices increased by 2.3 percent, vegetables by 7.5 percent, fruit by 4.2 percent, eggs, cheese and cream by 0.9 percent, rice by 0.6 percent, smoked and cured meats by 0.4 percent and pasta by 0.2 percent.