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Inflation rates in Kenya

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Kenya moved over the past 61 years between -0.2% and 46.0%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 6.1% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1960 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 10.0% per year. Overall, the price increase was 28,920.45%. An item that cost 100 Schilling in 1960 cost 29,020.45 Schilling in the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 61 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 1959:Performance in Kenya

      Kenya       USA


Inflation calculator for Kenya

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Schilling in 1960 corresponds to 290,204.46 Schilling at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Kenya

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Kenya

      Kenya       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearKenyaØ EUØ USAØ World
20216.11 %2.55 %4.70 %3.42 %
20205.40 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20195.24 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20184.69 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20178.01 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20166.30 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20156.58 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20146.88 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20135.72 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20129.38 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
201114.02 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20103.96 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20099.23 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200826.24 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20079.76 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
200614.45 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200510.31 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
200411.62 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20039.82 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20021.96 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20015.74 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20009.98 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19995.74 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19986.72 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
199711.36 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19968.86 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19951.55 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199428.81 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199345.98 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199227.33 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199120.08 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199017.78 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198913.79 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198812.26 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
19878.64 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19862.53 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
198513.01 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198410.28 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198311.40 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198220.67 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198111.60 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198013.86 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
19797.98 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
197816.93 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
197714.82 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
197611.45 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
197519.12 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197417.81 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a
19739.28 %7.75 %6.18 %n/a
19725.83 %6.01 %3.27 %n/a
19713.78 %5.24 %4.29 %n/a
19702.19 %4.51 %5.84 %n/a
1969-0.17 %2.67 %5.46 %n/a
19680.37 %3.24 %4.27 %n/a
19671.76 %3.32 %2.77 %n/a
19665.01 %3.70 %3.02 %n/a
19653.58 %3.99 %1.59 %n/a
1964-0.10 %3.42 %1.28 %n/a
19630.70 %2.92 %1.24 %n/a
19623.12 %3.55 %1.20 %n/a
19612.46 %2.08 %1.07 %n/a
19601.24 %1.74 %1.46 %n/a

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