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The same basket of alcoholic beverages bought in June 2008 cost 4.3 percent more than in June 2007, the government reported. Nationwide, alcoholic beverages grew by only 3.1 percent during the same period.
The pricetag for dining out grew 5.1 percent in Greater Boston — less than the 6.1 percent nationwide increase.
The local killer was household energy. Resident of Greater Boston saw prices increase 19.5 from June to June, while the nation as a whole saw an increase of only 13.7 percent.
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