BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Argentina registered 88 percent year-on-year inflation in October, with prices rising 6.3 percent for an accumulated 76.6 percent spike in prices so far this year, the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) said Tuesday.
"Healthcare" costs rose 78.6 percent, while "transportation" climbed 77.9 percent and "education" 76 percent.
Accumulated annual inflation (since January) saw the price of "clothing and footwear" rise 103.1 percent, followed by "restaurants and hotels" 84.6 percent, and "food and non-alcoholic beverages" 80 percent.
Over the past 12 months, prices of goods in Argentina rose 91.8 percent and those of services 78.4 percent.
Argentina's government has said fighting inflation is one of its main economic policy goals.
According to the Central Bank of Argentina's latest survey of market expectations, inflation could hit three digits toward the end of the current year to reach 100 percent.