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Development of 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 Kwacha in 1981 was so charged 96,367.78 Kwacha in the beginning of 2021.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 39 years compared to the US

In only a very few countries, 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 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.

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 issued with the amount that arose from the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Kwacha in 1981 corresponds to an amount of 963,677.83 Kwacha at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Malawi

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Malawi

      Malawi       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearMalawiØ USAØ World
20208.63 %1.23 %1.91 %
20199.37 %1.81 %2.21 %
201812.42 %2.44 %2.44 %
201711.54 %2.13 %2.19 %
201621.71 %1.26 %1.55 %
201521.87 %0.12 %1.43 %
201423.79 %1.62 %2.35 %
201327.28 %1.46 %2.62 %
201221.27 %2.07 %3.73 %
20117.62 %3.16 %4.82 %
20107.41 %1.64 %3.35 %
20098.42 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20088.71 %3.84 %8.95 %
20077.95 %2.85 %4.82 %
200613.97 %3.23 %4.28 %
200515.41 %3.39 %4.11 %
200411.43 %2.68 %3.38 %
20039.58 %2.27 %3.03 %
200214.74 %1.59 %2.83 %
200122.70 %2.83 %3.84 %
200029.58 %3.38 %3.49 %
199944.80 %2.19 %3.08 %
199829.75 %1.55 %5.11 %
19979.14 %2.34 %5.57 %
199637.60 %2.93 %6.55 %
199583.33 %2.81 %9.15 %
199434.65 %2.61 %10.32 %
199322.77 %2.95 %7.51 %
199223.75 %3.03 %7.71 %
199112.62 %4.23 %9.00 %
199011.82 %5.40 %8.13 %
198912.45 %4.83 %7.00 %
198833.91 %4.08 %7.15 %
198725.16 %3.66 %5.76 %
198614.05 %1.90 %5.82 %
198510.52 %3.55 %6.86 %
198420.03 %4.30 %8.12 %
198313.50 %3.21 %8.77 %
19829.82 %6.13 %10.24 %
198111.81 %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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