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Inflation rates in Cameroon

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Cameroon moved over the past 52 years between -3.2% and 35.1%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 2.3% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1969 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 5.7% per year. Overall, the price increase was 1,551.90%. An item that cost 100 francs in 1969 costs 1,651.90 francs at the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 52 years compared with the USA

In only a few countries are negative inflation rates achieved. This means that the general price level is declining and consumer prices get cheaper. This is called deflation. 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 1968:Performance in Cameroon

      Cameroon       USA


Inflation calculator for Cameroon

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 francs in 1969 corresponds to 16,518.98 francs at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Cameroon

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Cameroon

      Cameroon       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearCameroonØ EUØ USAØ World
20212.27 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
20202.44 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20192.45 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20181.07 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20170.64 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20160.86 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20152.69 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20141.83 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20132.06 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20122.74 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20112.94 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20101.28 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20093.04 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20085.34 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20070.92 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20065.12 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20052.01 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20040.23 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20030.62 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20022.83 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20014.42 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20001.23 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19991.87 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19983.17 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19974.79 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19963.92 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19959.07 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199435.09 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
1993-3.21 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
1992-0.02 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
19910.06 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
19901.10 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
1989-1.67 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
19881.68 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198713.14 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19867.77 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19858.51 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198411.37 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198316.63 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198213.26 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198110.73 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
19809.55 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
19796.58 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
197812.46 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
197714.70 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
19769.93 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
197513.55 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197417.23 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a
197310.38 %7.75 %6.18 %n/a
19728.09 %6.01 %3.27 %n/a
19714.01 %5.24 %4.29 %n/a
19705.86 %4.51 %5.84 %n/a
1969-1.10 %2.67 %5.46 %n/a

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