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Inflation rates in Botswana

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Botswana moved over the past 46 years between 1.9% and 16.4%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 7.2% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1975 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 9.1% per year. Overall, the price increase was 5,285.19%. An item that cost 100 pulas in 1975 costs 5,385.19 pulas at the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 46 years compared with the USA

In only a few countries the price increase is that high. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 16.4% in 1981 means, that compared to the previous year all prices increased by an average of 16.4%. In comparison to most other countries, the drastic price increases are no longer average. Usually this is a sign of political and economic turmoil.

Performance based on 100% in 1974:Performance in Botswana

      Botswana       USA


Inflation calculator for Botswana

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1,000 pulas in 1975 corresponds to 53,851.92 pulas at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Botswana

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Botswana

      Botswana       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearBotswanaØ EUØ USAØ World
20217.24 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
20201.89 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20192.77 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20183.24 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20173.31 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20162.81 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20153.06 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20144.40 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20135.88 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20127.54 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20118.46 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20106.95 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20098.03 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200812.70 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20077.08 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
200611.56 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20058.61 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20046.95 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20039.19 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20028.03 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20016.56 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20008.60 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19997.75 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19986.66 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19978.72 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199610.08 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199510.51 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199410.54 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199314.33 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199216.17 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199111.77 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199011.40 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198911.58 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
19888.35 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
19879.80 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
198610.00 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19858.09 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
19848.58 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198310.48 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198211.14 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198116.43 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198013.63 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
197911.74 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
19789.04 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
197713.17 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
197611.73 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
197511.97 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a

Data basis: International Monetary Fund, World Bank and OECD Inflation CPI indicator (doi:10.1787/eee82e6e-en)
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