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Inflation rates in Uganda

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Uganda moved over the past 39 years between -0.3% and 200.0%. For 2020, an inflation rate of 3.8% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1981 to 2020, the average inflation rate was 32.9% per year. Overall, the price increase was 699,371.01%. An item that cost 100 Schilling in 1981 cost 699,471.01 Schilling in the beginning of 2021.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 39 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 1980:Performance in Uganda

      Uganda       USA


Inflation calculator for Uganda

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Schilling in 1981 corresponds to 6,994,710.12 Schilling at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Uganda

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Uganda

      Uganda       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearUgandaØ EUØ USAØ World
20203.79 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20192.87 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20182.62 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20175.64 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20165.45 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20155.41 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20143.07 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20134.90 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
201212.68 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
201115.13 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20103.98 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
200913.02 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200812.05 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20076.14 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20067.31 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20058.45 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20043.72 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20038.68 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
2002-0.29 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20011.87 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20003.39 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19995.78 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19980.07 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19978.17 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19967.19 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19956.55 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199410.04 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
19931.16 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199252.44 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199128.07 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199033.12 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198961.44 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
1988196.12 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
1987200.03 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
1986160.98 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
1985157.66 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198442.73 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198324.05 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198249.27 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
1981108.74 %11.77 %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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