・Definition： Commodity price, Prices
Hey, Masa, my friend asked me
What does that mean??
Hi, Andy, that means
“How is the cost of living in the U.S.?”
物(もの) means “thing, commodity, object, stuff.”
価(か、あたい) means “prices, values.”
Is 物価(ぶっか) only used in business situations?
Actually, NO. People use the word 物価(ぶっか) in daily conversations.
For example, “この前(まえ)、ハワイ行(い)ったらすごく物価(ぶっか)が高(たか)かった！”
It means, “I went to Hawaii the other day. The price of commodities was very high there. “
The prices in the U.S. are high.
The rise in prices does not stop.
The prices in Japan do not rise at all.
The inflation rate in Japan is low compared with other countries.