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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 dirhams in 2008 costs 128.97 dirhams at the beginning of 2021.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 12 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 2007:Performance in the United Arab Emirates

      United Arab Emirates       USA


Inflation calculator for the United Arab Emirates

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 dirhams in 2008 corresponds to 1,289.70 dirhams at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in the United Arab Emirates

Inflation rates for consumer goods in the United Arab Emirates

      United Arab Emirates       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearUnited Arab EmiratesØ EUØ USAØ World
2020-2.08 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
2019-1.93 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20183.07 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20171.97 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20161.62 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20154.07 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20142.35 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20131.10 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20120.66 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20110.88 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20100.88 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20091.56 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200812.25 %4.16 %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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