Prices of alcoholic beverages recorded the highest annual increase (13.3 percent), boosted by higher tobacco prices (29.1 percent).
Education cost rose 8.5 percent on the year; housing, water, electricity and other fuels increased 8.4 percent and health prices rose 8.1 percent. Food prices increased 5.7 percent and transportation surged 4 percent.
The CPI rose by 0.6 percent month-on-month in January, accelerating from 0.5 percent in the previous month.
Core CPI slowed to an annual 5.5 percent, from 5.6 percent in December.