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Inflation rates in Sierra Leone

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Sierra Leone moved over the past 41 years between -3.3% and 178.7%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 11.9% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1980 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 31.2% per year. Overall, the price increase was 2.03 million percent. An item that cost 100 leones in 1980 costs 2.03 million leones at the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 41 years compared with the USA

In only a few countries are negative inflation rates achieved. This means that the general price level is declining and consumer prices get cheaper. This is called deflation. 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 1979:Performance in Sierra Leone

      Sierra Leone       USA


Inflation calculator for Sierra Leone

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 leones in 1980 corresponds to 20,271,827.31 leones at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Sierra Leone

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Sierra Leone

      Sierra Leone       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearSierra LeoneØ EUØ USAØ World
202111.87 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
202013.45 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
201914.80 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
201816.03 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
201718.22 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
201610.89 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20156.69 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20144.65 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20135.52 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20126.59 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20116.79 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20107.19 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20097.47 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20088.20 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
200711.65 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20069.54 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200512.05 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
200414.19 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20037.60 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
2002-3.29 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20012.09 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
2000-0.84 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
199934.08 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
199835.53 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
199714.95 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199623.14 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199525.98 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199424.20 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199322.21 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199265.50 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
1991102.69 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
1990110.95 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198960.80 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198834.29 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
1987178.70 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
198680.87 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
198576.58 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198466.57 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198368.53 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198226.89 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198123.37 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198012.91 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %

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