Health index

The value of the health index, implemented in 1994, is calculated by removing a number of products, more specifically alcohol, tobacco and fuel, from the Consumer price index The index figure for consumer prices has been calculated monthly since 1920. This reflects the evolution of the price level of the indexation bundle. That is a commodity bundle of goods and services that is representative of household expenditures. Since 2013, the composition has been tested annually against any changes in the household consumer patterns. This way, the bundle remains representative. consumer price index bundle. The health index figure is used for, among other things, indexing salaries, social benefits and rental prices.