Development of inflation rates in Malawi

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Malawi moved over the past 37 years between 7.4% and 83.3%. For 2018, an inflation rate of 12.4% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1981 to 2018, the average inflation rate was 20.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 81,014.50 %. An item that cost 100 Kwacha in 1981 was so charged 81,114.50 Kwacha in the beginning of 2019.

In only a very few countries, the price increase is that high. The rate of 83.3% in 1995 means, that compared to the previous year all prices have been increased by an average of 83.3%. 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 37 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1980.Performance in Malawi

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Inflation calculator for Malawi

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 Kwacha in 1981 corresponds to an amount of 811,144.98 Kwacha at the beginning of 2019 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Malawi

Inflation rates in Malawi

JahrMalawiØ European Union
198111.81 %11.82 %
19829.82 %9.47 %
198313.50 %8.52 %
198420.03 %7.37 %
198510.52 %5.61 %
198614.05 %3.55 %
198725.16 %4.07 %
198833.91 %4.35 %
198912.45 %6.01 %
199011.82 %6.30 %
199112.62 %5.93 %
199223.75 %5.60 %
199322.77 %4.79 %
199434.65 %4.71 %
199583.33 %4.32 %
199637.60 %3.31 %
19979.14 %2.72 %
199829.75 %2.40 %
199944.80 %2.15 %
200029.58 %3.10 %
200122.70 %3.15 %
200214.74 %2.31 %
20039.58 %2.08 %
200411.43 %2.26 %
200515.41 %2.47 %
200613.97 %2.60 %
20077.95 %2.48 %
20088.71 %4.16 %
20098.42 %1.02 %
20107.41 %1.53 %
20117.62 %3.33 %
201221.27 %2.66 %
201327.28 %1.40 %
201423.79 %0.24 %
201521.87 %-0.05 %
201621.71 %0.25 %
201711.54 %1.51 %
201812.42 %1.81 %