Development of inflation rates in Costa Rica

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Costa Rica moved over the past 40 years between 0.0% and 90.1%. For 2019, an inflation rate of 2.1% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1979 to 2019, the average inflation rate was 14.7% per year. Overall, the price increase was 18,841.60 %. An item that cost 100 Colón in 1979 was so charged 18,941.60 Colón in the beginning of 2020.

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 40 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1978.Performance in Costa Rica

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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 1979 corresponds to an amount of 189,415.95 Colón at the beginning of 2020 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Costa Rica

Inflation rates in Costa Rica

JahrCosta RicaØ European Union
19799.18 %8.98 %
198018.13 %13.52 %
198137.06 %11.82 %
198290.12 %9.47 %
198332.62 %8.52 %
198411.95 %7.37 %
198515.05 %5.61 %
198611.84 %3.55 %
198716.85 %4.07 %
198820.83 %4.35 %
198916.51 %6.01 %
199019.04 %6.30 %
199128.71 %5.93 %
199221.79 %5.60 %
19939.78 %4.79 %
199413.53 %4.71 %
199523.19 %4.32 %
199617.52 %3.31 %
199713.23 %2.72 %
199811.67 %2.40 %
199910.05 %2.15 %
200010.99 %3.10 %
200111.26 %3.15 %
20029.17 %2.31 %
20039.45 %2.08 %
200412.32 %2.26 %
200513.80 %2.47 %
200611.47 %2.60 %
20079.36 %2.48 %
200813.42 %4.16 %
20097.84 %0.93 %
20105.66 %1.53 %
20114.88 %3.29 %
20124.50 %2.66 %
20135.23 %1.22 %
20144.52 %0.20 %
20150.80 %-0.06 %
2016-0.02 %0.18 %
20171.63 %1.43 %
20182.22 %1.74 %
20192.10 %1.63 %