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Development of inflation rates in Tanzania

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Tanzania moved over the past 54 years between 3.3% and 36.1%. For 2020, an inflation rate of 3.3% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1966 to 2020, the average inflation rate was 15.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 197,250.26 %. An item that cost 100 Shilling in 1966 was so charged 197,350.26 Shilling in the beginning of 2021.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 54 years compared to the US

In only a very few countries, the price increase is that high. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 36.1% in 1984 means, that compared to the previous year all prices have been increased by an average of 36.1%. 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 1965:Performance in Tanzania

      Tanzania       USA


Inflation calculator for Tanzania

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 Shilling in 1966 corresponds to an amount of 1,973,502.64 Shilling at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Tanzania

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Tanzania

      Tanzania       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearTanzaniaØ USAØ World
20203.29 %1.23 %1.91 %
20193.46 %1.81 %2.21 %
20183.49 %2.44 %2.44 %
20175.32 %2.13 %2.19 %
20165.17 %1.26 %1.55 %
20155.59 %0.12 %1.43 %
20146.13 %1.62 %2.35 %
20137.87 %1.46 %2.62 %
201216.00 %2.07 %3.73 %
201112.69 %3.16 %4.82 %
20106.20 %1.64 %3.35 %
200912.14 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200810.28 %3.84 %8.95 %
20077.03 %2.85 %4.82 %
20067.25 %3.23 %4.28 %
20055.03 %3.39 %4.11 %
20044.74 %2.68 %3.38 %
20035.30 %2.27 %3.03 %
20025.32 %1.59 %2.83 %
20015.15 %2.83 %3.84 %
20005.92 %3.38 %3.49 %
19997.89 %2.19 %3.08 %
199812.80 %1.55 %5.11 %
199716.09 %2.34 %5.57 %
199620.98 %2.93 %6.55 %
199527.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199434.08 %2.61 %10.32 %
199325.28 %2.95 %7.51 %
199221.85 %3.03 %7.71 %
199128.70 %4.23 %9.00 %
199035.83 %5.40 %8.13 %
198925.85 %4.83 %7.00 %
198831.19 %4.08 %7.15 %
198729.95 %3.66 %5.76 %
198632.43 %1.90 %5.82 %
198533.28 %3.55 %6.86 %
198436.15 %4.30 %8.12 %
198327.06 %3.21 %8.77 %
198228.93 %6.13 %10.24 %
198125.65 %10.33 %12.47 %
198030.20 %13.55 %13.98 %
197912.95 %11.25 %n/a
19786.58 %7.63 %n/a
197711.60 %6.50 %n/a
19766.86 %5.74 %n/a
197526.06 %9.14 %n/a
197419.60 %11.05 %n/a
197310.40 %6.18 %n/a
19727.64 %3.27 %n/a
19714.78 %4.29 %n/a
19703.49 %5.84 %n/a
196916.42 %5.46 %n/a
196815.60 %4.27 %n/a
196712.19 %2.77 %n/a
19669.78 %3.02 %n/a

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