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Inflation rates in Lesotho

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Lesotho moved over the past 47 years between -9.6% and 33.8%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 6.0% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1974 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 9.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 6,525.58%. An item that cost 100 lotis in 1974 costs 6,625.58 lotis at the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 47 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 1973:Performance in Lesotho

      Lesotho       USA


Inflation calculator for Lesotho

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 lotis in 1974 corresponds to 66,255.82 lotis at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Lesotho

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Lesotho

      Lesotho       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearLesothoØ EUØ USAØ World
20216.05 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
20204.98 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20195.19 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20184.75 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20174.45 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20166.60 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20153.22 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20145.37 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20134.87 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20126.05 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20115.04 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20103.46 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20097.31 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200810.72 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20078.01 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20066.07 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20053.44 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20045.02 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20036.63 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
200233.81 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
2001-9.62 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20006.13 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19969.33 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19959.27 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
19948.21 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199313.14 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199217.21 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199117.68 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199011.63 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198914.73 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198811.46 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198711.75 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
198618.00 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
198513.32 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198410.98 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198317.49 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198212.14 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198112.41 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198016.27 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
197916.00 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
197813.48 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
197716.69 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
197611.41 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
197514.21 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197413.42 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a

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