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Development of 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 Dobra in 1997 was so charged 2,141.10 Dobra in the beginning of 2019.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 21 years compared to the US

In only a very 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 have been increased by an average of 50.5%. 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 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 issued with the amount that arose from the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Dobra in 1997 corresponds to an amount of 21,411.01 Dobra at the beginning of 2019 due to inflation.

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Development of 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 USAØ World
20187.86 %2.44 %2.44 %
20175.70 %2.13 %2.19 %
20165.43 %1.26 %1.55 %
20155.25 %0.12 %1.43 %
20147.00 %1.62 %2.35 %
20138.11 %1.46 %2.62 %
201210.64 %2.07 %3.73 %
201114.33 %3.16 %4.82 %
201013.34 %1.64 %3.35 %
200916.96 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200831.99 %3.84 %8.95 %
200718.55 %2.85 %4.82 %
200623.08 %3.23 %4.28 %
200517.15 %3.39 %4.11 %
200413.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20039.79 %2.27 %3.03 %
200210.13 %1.59 %2.83 %
20019.22 %2.83 %3.84 %
200012.21 %3.38 %3.49 %
199912.73 %2.19 %3.08 %
199850.49 %1.55 %5.11 %
199735.82 %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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