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Development of inflation rates in the United Arab Emirates

The inflation rate for consumer prices in the United Arab Emirates moved over the past 12 years between -2.1% and 12.3%. For 2020, an inflation rate of -2.1% was calculated.

During the observation period from 2008 to 2020, the average inflation rate was 2.2% per year. Overall, the price increase was 28.97 %. An item that cost 100 Dirham in 2008 was so charged 128.97 Dirham in the beginning of 2021.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 12 years compared to the US

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.

Performance based on 100% in 2007:Performance in the United Arab Emirates

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Inflation calculator for the United Arab Emirates

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 Dirham in 2008 corresponds to an amount of 1,289.70 Dirham at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in the United Arab Emirates

Inflation rates for consumer goods in the United Arab Emirates

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Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearUnited Arab EmiratesØ USAØ World
2020-2.08 %1.23 %1.91 %
2019-1.93 %1.81 %2.21 %
20183.07 %2.44 %2.44 %
20171.97 %2.13 %2.19 %
20161.62 %1.26 %1.55 %
20154.07 %0.12 %1.43 %
20142.35 %1.62 %2.35 %
20131.10 %1.46 %2.62 %
20120.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20110.88 %3.16 %4.82 %
20100.88 %1.64 %3.35 %
20091.56 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200812.25 %3.84 %8.95 %

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