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Inflation rates in Afghanistan

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Afghanistan moved over the past 14 years between -6.8% and 26.4%. For 2019, an inflation rate of 2.3% was calculated.

During the observation period from 2005 to 2019, the average inflation rate was 6.6% per year. Overall, the price increase was 135.97%. An item that cost 100 afghanis in 2005 costs 235.97 afghanis at the beginning of 2020.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 14 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 2004:Performance in Afghanistan

      Afghanistan       USA


Inflation calculator for Afghanistan

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 afghanis in 2005 corresponds to 2,359.70 afghanis at the beginning of 2020 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Afghanistan

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Afghanistan

      Afghanistan       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearAfghanistanØ EUØ USAØ World
20192.30 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20180.63 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20174.98 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20164.38 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
2015-0.66 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20144.67 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20137.39 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20126.44 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
201111.80 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20102.18 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
2009-6.81 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200826.42 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20078.68 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20066.78 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200512.69 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %

Data basis: International Monetary Fund, World Bank and OECD Inflation CPI indicator (doi:10.1787/eee82e6e-en)
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