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Inflation rates in the Central African Republic

The inflation rate for consumer prices in the Central African Republic moved over the past 40 years between -7.0% and 24.6%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 4.3% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1981 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 3.9% per year. Overall, the price increase was 337.68%. An item that cost 100 Franc in 1981 cost 437.68 Franc in the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 40 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 1980:Performance in the Central African Republic

      Central African Republic       USA


Inflation calculator for the Central African Republic

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Franc in 1981 corresponds to 4,376.79 Franc at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in the Central African Republic

Inflation rates for consumer goods in the Central African Republic

      Central African Republic       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearCentral African RepublicØ EUØ USAØ World
20214.26 %2.55 %4.70 %3.42 %
20201.71 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20192.69 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20181.61 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20174.18 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20164.95 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20151.40 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
201414.90 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20136.99 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20125.48 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20111.19 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20101.49 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20093.52 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20089.26 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20070.96 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20066.70 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20052.88 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
2004-2.07 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20034.13 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20022.33 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20013.83 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20003.20 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
1999-1.41 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
1998-1.89 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19971.61 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19963.72 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199519.19 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199424.57 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
1993-2.92 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
1992-1.03 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
1991-2.76 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
1990-0.01 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
19890.69 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
1988-3.96 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
1987-6.99 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19862.25 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
198510.42 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
19842.54 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198314.61 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198213.30 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
1981-0.03 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %

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