"By the end of the year, unfortunately, we still expect prices to rise," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Zhigalov stressed that the cost was affected by the increase in waste collection and serious fluctuations in the ruble exchange rate.

"And by the end of the year, we can talk about an increase of up to 30% from January," the specialist noted.

Earlier it became known that the average price of Russian cars in August for the first time exceeded 1 million rubles.

It was also reported that, according to the results of a new study, in the summer of 2023, the most popular car brands among Russians were Lada Granta, Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris.