Inflation in Colombiain February 2007 was 1. 17%. February 2008 it rose to 1.51%, according to the National Statistics Department (DANE). The situation comes after the rise in the costs for education and food that became the most expensive items for the Colombian families at the beginning of 2008. The cost of life for January 2008 was 2.58% and 6.35% for February. It is something far from the goal estimated by Banco de la República that was waited in 3.5% and 4.5%. The most expensive city became Bucaramanga with a rise in its inflation of 2.3% while Manizales was the cheapest with a 1.07%.