As most other prices fall...
It is becoming more and more expensive to insure a car and rent a home in Ireland, in contrast to falling prices elsewhere.
According to a new Central Statistics Office (CSO) report, these two areas continued to experience huge rises in costs for the month of March.
Car insurance shot up by 32.6% in the year to March.
The cost of private rental accommodation jumped 9.2% in the year to March.
Motor insurance hikes are being attributed to increased personal injuries awards, under-pricing by insurers and new rules on reserves, while the nation's shortage of properties continues to severely hurt renters.
Meanwhile, overall consumer prices dipped by 0.3% in the year to March.