Cost of Living: Inflation at 0.3%, but Housing Up 7.7% in Year

The housing market has been in flux as buyers wait to see whether Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s 'zero-VAT' bill is approved.

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The consumer price index rose 0.1% in July, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced Friday, bringing inflation for the past 12 months to just 0.3%. If housing costs are excluded, prices actually declined by...