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Inflation rates in Nicaragua

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Nicaragua moved over the past 41 years between 3.5% and 10,205.0%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 4.9% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1980 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 673.8% per year. Overall, the price increase was 12.182 trillion percent. An item that cost 100 oros in 1980 costs 12.182 trillion oros 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 the price increase is that high. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 10,205.0% in 1988 means, that compared to the previous year all prices increased by an average of 10,205.0%. 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 Nicaragua

      Nicaragua       USA


Inflation calculator for Nicaragua

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 oros in 1980 corresponds to 121,816,054,902,830.62 oros at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Nicaragua

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Nicaragua

      Nicaragua       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearNicaraguaØ EUØ USAØ World
20214.93 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
20203.68 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20195.38 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20184.95 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20173.85 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20163.52 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20154.00 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20146.04 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20137.14 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20127.19 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20118.08 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20105.46 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20093.69 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200819.83 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
200711.13 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20069.14 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20059.60 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20048.47 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20035.30 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20023.75 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20015.99 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20007.07 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
199911.22 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
199813.04 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19979.22 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199611.62 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199510.94 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
19946.71 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199320.40 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199223.67 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
19912,945.09 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
19907,485.49 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
19894,770.19 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198810,205.03 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
1987911.93 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
1986681.42 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
1985219.47 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198435.44 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198331.07 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198224.79 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198123.87 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198035.30 %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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