Carole Ferry, edited by Gauthier Delomez 6:31 am, December 08, 2021, modified at 6:37 am, December 08, 2021

In its latest forecasts, INSEE estimates that the inflation rate should increase by 2.8% in 2021, unheard of since 2008. As a result, there will be favorable and unfavorable repercussions for the French from January 1. next, such as a revaluation of the minimum wage or an increase in the price of rents.


For the first time since 2008, inflation should reach 2.8% in 2021 according to the latest forecasts from INSEE.

An economic phenomenon that has been reflected in recent weeks by the mess of price increases, especially in the energy sector.

If this increase in the inflation rate questions economists, who are wondering whether to worry about it, it will have consequences anyway from January 1 in the daily life of the French.

Indeed, the inflation rate is used as the basis for a certain number of calculations, starting with that of the minimum wage.

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A revaluation of the minimum wage and retirement pensions

The amount of the minimum wage is, in fact, automatically adjusted according to inflation.

On October 1, there was a first increase of 2.2%, and we will know on December 15 if there will be a supplement on January 1 around 0.6% or more, if inflation increases further. .

The rise in the inflation rate also serves to revalue retirement pensions.

But here, the calculation is a little more complicated and the increase will be much smaller on January 1.

A rise in rents, and perhaps the livret A

While it affects income, the inflation rate also affects housing.

For example, it helps determine how much a landlord can increase their rent.

Tenants could therefore have a surprise next January.

For homeowners, inflation is now taken into account when calculating property tax.

It will therefore necessarily increase next year.

The increase in motorway prices of more than 2% as of February 1, 2022 is similarly linked to the increase in the rate of inflation.

An increase which remains however good news for holders of a booklet A. The rate of remuneration could go from 0.5 to 0.75%.

A decision that belongs to the Ministry of the Economy, which will decide to apply it at the end of January, or not.