Development of inflation rates in Ethiopia

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Ethiopia moved over the past 40 years between -27.8% and 44.4%. For 2019, an inflation rate of 15.8% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1979 to 2019, the average inflation rate was 8.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 1,897.71 %. An item that cost 100 Birr in 1979 was so charged 1,997.71 Birr in the beginning of 2020.

In only a few countries negative inflation rates are achieved. This means that the general price level is declining and consumer prices get cheaper. This case is called deflation.In comparison to other countries, the drastic price increases are no longer on average. Usually this is a sign of political and economic turmoil.

Back to overview: Ethiopia

Performance over the last 40 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1978.Performance in Ethiopia

      Ethiopia       European Union


Inflation calculator for Ethiopia

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be issued with the amount that arose from the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Birr in 1979 corresponds to an amount of 19,977.13 Birr at the beginning of 2020 due to inflation.

Original amount in Birr:


Start year:


End year:


Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Ethiopia

Inflation rates in Ethiopia

JahrEthiopiaØ European Union
197916.03 %8.98 %
19804.48 %13.52 %
19816.14 %11.82 %
19825.89 %9.47 %
1983-0.68 %8.52 %
19848.42 %7.37 %
198519.06 %5.61 %
1986-9.81 %3.55 %
1987-2.43 %4.07 %
19887.08 %4.35 %
19897.82 %6.01 %
19905.15 %6.30 %
199135.72 %5.93 %
199210.53 %5.60 %
19933.54 %4.79 %
19947.59 %4.71 %
199510.02 %4.32 %
1996-8.48 %3.31 %
19972.40 %2.72 %
19980.89 %2.40 %
19997.94 %2.15 %
20000.66 %3.10 %
2001-8.24 %3.15 %
20020.68 %2.31 %
200313.67 %2.08 %
20043.33 %2.26 %
20059.97 %2.47 %
200612.30 %2.60 %
200717.24 %2.48 %
200844.36 %4.16 %
20098.48 %0.93 %
2010-27.79 %1.53 %
201132.01 %3.29 %
201223.38 %2.66 %
20137.46 %1.22 %
20146.89 %0.20 %
20159.57 %-0.06 %
20166.63 %0.18 %
201710.69 %1.43 %
201813.83 %1.74 %
201915.81 %1.63 %