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Inflation rates in Sao Tome and Principe

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Sao Tome and Principe moved over the past 21 years between 5.3% and 50.5%. For 2018, an inflation rate of 7.9% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1997 to 2018, the average inflation rate was 16.1% per year. Overall, the price increase was 2,041.10%. An item that cost 100 dobras in 1997 costs 2,141.10 dobras at the beginning of 2019.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 21 years compared with the USA

In only a few countries the price increase is that high. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 50.5% in 1998 means, that compared to the previous year all prices increased by an average of 50.5%. 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 1996:Performance in Sao Tome and Principe

      Sao Tome and Principe       USA


Inflation calculator for Sao Tome and Principe

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 dobras in 1997 corresponds to 21,411.01 dobras at the beginning of 2019 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Sao Tome and Principe

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Sao Tome and Principe

      Sao Tome and Principe       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearSao Tome and PrincipeØ EUØ USAØ World
20187.86 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20175.70 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20165.43 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20155.25 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20147.00 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20138.11 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
201210.64 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
201114.33 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
201013.34 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
200916.96 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200831.99 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
200718.55 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
200623.08 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200517.15 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
200413.29 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20039.79 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
200210.13 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20019.22 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
200012.21 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
199912.73 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
199850.49 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
199735.82 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %

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