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Inflation rates in Zimbabwe

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Zimbabwe moved over the past 41 years between -2.4% and 24,411.0%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 98.5% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1980 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 686.4% per year. Overall, the price increase was 345.81 billion percent. An item that cost 100 dollars in 1980 costs 345.81 billion dollars 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 Zimbabwe

      Zimbabwe       USA


Inflation calculator for Zimbabwe

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 dollars in 1980 corresponds to 3,458,145,115,100.22 dollars at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Zimbabwe

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Zimbabwe

      Zimbabwe       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearZimbabweØ EUØ USAØ World
202198.55 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
2020557.20 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
2019255.30 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
201810.62 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20170.89 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
2016-1.54 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
2015-2.43 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
2014-0.20 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20131.63 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20123.73 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20113.47 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20103.02 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
200724,411.03 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20061,096.68 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
2005302.12 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
2004282.38 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
2003431.70 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
2002140.06 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
200176.71 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
200055.87 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
199958.52 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
199831.82 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
199718.74 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199621.43 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199522.59 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199422.26 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199327.59 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199242.06 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199123.34 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199017.36 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198912.88 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
19887.42 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198712.47 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
198614.33 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19858.49 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198420.15 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198323.12 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198210.63 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198113.15 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
19805.40 %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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