Development of inflation rates in Kenya

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Kenya moved over the past 39 years between 1.6% and 46.0%. For 2018, an inflation rate of 4.7% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1979 to 2018, the average inflation rate was 12.2% per year. Overall, the price increase was 7,921.91 %. An item that cost 100 Schilling in 1979 was so charged 8,021.91 Schilling in the beginning of 2019.

In only a very few countries, the price increase is that high. The rate of 46.0% in 1993 means, that compared to the previous year all prices have been increased by an average of 46.0%. In comparison to other countries, the drastic price increases are no longer on average. Usually this is a sign of political and economic turmoil.

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Performance over the last 39 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1978.Performance in Kenya

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Inflation calculator for Kenya

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 Schilling in 1979 corresponds to an amount of 80,219.14 Schilling at the beginning of 2019 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Kenya

Inflation rates in Kenya

JahrKenyaØ European Union
19797.98 %8.98 %
198013.86 %13.52 %
198111.60 %11.82 %
198220.67 %9.47 %
198311.40 %8.52 %
198410.28 %7.37 %
198513.01 %5.61 %
19862.53 %3.55 %
19878.64 %4.07 %
198812.26 %4.35 %
198913.79 %6.01 %
199017.78 %6.30 %
199120.08 %5.93 %
199227.33 %5.60 %
199345.98 %4.79 %
199428.81 %4.71 %
19951.55 %4.32 %
19968.86 %3.31 %
199711.36 %2.72 %
19986.72 %2.40 %
19995.74 %2.15 %
20009.98 %3.10 %
20015.74 %3.15 %
20021.96 %2.31 %
20039.82 %2.08 %
200411.62 %2.26 %
200510.31 %2.47 %
200614.45 %2.60 %
20079.76 %2.48 %
200826.24 %4.16 %
20099.23 %0.93 %
20103.96 %1.53 %
201114.02 %3.29 %
20129.38 %2.66 %
20135.72 %1.22 %
20146.88 %0.20 %
20156.58 %-0.06 %
20166.30 %0.18 %
20178.01 %1.43 %
20184.69 %1.74 %