This version of IPC is based on information from the Family Budget Survey (POF) that IBRE/FGV conducted in 200/2003 related to the expenditures of families whose members are mostly over 60 years of age. This IPC version makes it possible to observe how changes in the cost of living affect a growing portion of the Brazilian population.

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Main use:

Besides measuring the cost of living for Brazilians over 60, IPC-3i is used as a reference for public policies on health and pensions.

Geographical scope:

National index calculated from the average progression of consumer prices in seven cities: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife, Porto Alegre, and Brasília.

Sectors covered:

Food, housing, apparel, health and personal care, education, reading and recreation, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses

Collection period:

First to last day of each month


Monthly index, released quarterly

First observation:

Created in 2003, with historical series from July of 1994