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Inflation rates in Malawi

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Malawi moved over the past 39 years between 7.4% and 83.3%. For 2020, an inflation rate of 8.6% was calculated.
During the observation period from 1981 to 2020, the average inflation rate was 19.9% per year. Overall, the price increase was 96,267.78%. An item that cost 100 kwachas in 1981 costs 96,367.78 kwachas at the beginning of 2021.
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Performance over the last 39 years compared with the USA

In only a few countries is the price increase is that high. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 83.3% in 1995 means, that compared to the previous year all prices increased by an average of 83.3%. 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 1980:Performance in Malawi
      Malawi       USA

Inflation calculator for Malawi

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 kwachas in 1981 corresponds to 963,677.83 kwachas at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.
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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Malawi

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Malawi
      Malawi       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearMalawiØ EUØ USAØ World
20208.63 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20199.37 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
201812.42 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
201711.54 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
201621.71 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
201521.87 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
201423.79 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
201327.28 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
201221.27 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20117.62 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20107.41 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20098.42 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20088.71 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20077.95 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
200613.97 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200515.41 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
200411.43 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20039.58 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
200214.74 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
200122.70 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
200029.58 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
199944.80 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
199829.75 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19979.14 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199637.60 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199583.33 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199434.65 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199322.77 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199223.75 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199112.62 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199011.82 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198912.45 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198833.91 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198725.16 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
198614.05 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
198510.52 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198420.03 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198313.50 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
19829.82 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198111.81 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %

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