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Development of inflation rates in Costa Rica

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Costa Rica moved over the past 61 years between -0.7% and 90.1%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 1.7% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1960 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 11.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 53,300.84 %. An item that cost 100 Colón in 1960 was so charged 53,400.84 Colón in the beginning of 2022.

In only a few countries negative inflation rates are achieved. This means that the general price level is declining and consumer prices get cheaper. This case is called deflation.In comparison to other countries, the drastic price increases are no longer on average. Usually this is a sign of political and economic turmoil.

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Performance over the last 61 years compared to the US

Performance based on 100% in year 1959.Performance in Costa Rica

      Costa Rica       USA


Inflation calculator for Costa Rica

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 Colón in 1960 corresponds to an amount of 534,008.42 Colón at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Costa Rica

Performance in Costa Rica

      Costa Rica       USA


YearCosta RicaØ USAØ World
20211.73 %4.70 %3.42 %
20200.72 %1.23 %1.89 %
20192.10 %1.81 %2.21 %
20182.22 %2.44 %2.44 %
20171.63 %2.13 %2.19 %
2016-0.02 %1.26 %1.55 %
20150.80 %0.12 %1.43 %
20144.52 %1.62 %2.35 %
20135.23 %1.46 %2.62 %
20124.50 %2.07 %3.73 %
20114.88 %3.16 %4.82 %
20105.66 %1.64 %3.35 %
20097.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200813.42 %3.84 %8.95 %
20079.36 %2.85 %4.82 %
200611.47 %3.23 %4.28 %
200513.80 %3.39 %4.11 %
200412.31 %2.68 %3.38 %
20039.45 %2.27 %3.03 %
20029.17 %1.59 %2.83 %
200111.26 %2.83 %3.84 %
200010.96 %3.38 %3.49 %
199910.05 %2.19 %3.08 %
199811.66 %1.55 %5.11 %
199713.25 %2.34 %5.57 %
199617.51 %2.93 %6.55 %
199523.19 %2.81 %9.15 %
199413.53 %2.61 %10.32 %
19939.78 %2.95 %7.51 %
199221.79 %3.03 %7.71 %
199128.71 %4.23 %9.00 %
199019.04 %5.40 %8.13 %
198916.51 %4.83 %7.00 %
198820.83 %4.08 %7.15 %
198716.84 %3.66 %5.76 %
198611.84 %1.90 %5.82 %
198515.06 %3.55 %6.86 %
198411.95 %4.30 %8.12 %
198332.62 %3.21 %8.77 %
198290.12 %6.13 %10.24 %
198137.06 %10.33 %12.47 %
198018.14 %13.55 %13.98 %
19799.19 %11.25 %n/a
19786.01 %7.63 %n/a
19774.19 %6.50 %n/a
19763.49 %5.74 %n/a
197517.37 %9.14 %n/a
197430.07 %11.05 %n/a
197315.21 %6.18 %n/a
19724.60 %3.27 %n/a
19713.08 %4.29 %n/a
19704.65 %5.84 %n/a
19692.63 %5.46 %n/a
19684.09 %4.27 %n/a
19671.21 %2.77 %n/a
19660.18 %3.02 %n/a
1965-0.67 %1.59 %n/a
19643.32 %1.28 %n/a
19632.93 %1.24 %n/a
19622.68 %1.20 %n/a
19612.43 %1.07 %n/a
19600.79 %1.46 %n/a

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