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Inflation rates in Burma

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Burma moved over the past 59 years between -6.0% and 57.1%. For 2019, an inflation rate of 8.8% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1960 to 2019, the average inflation rate was 13.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 116,095.03%. An item that cost 100 Kyat in 1960 cost 116,195.03 Kyat in the beginning of 2020.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 59 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 1959:Performance in Burma

      Burma       USA


Inflation calculator for Burma

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Kyat in 1960 corresponds to 1,161,950.30 Kyat at the beginning of 2020 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Burma

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Burma

      Burma       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearBurmaØ EUØ USAØ World
20198.83 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20186.87 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20174.57 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20166.93 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20159.45 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20144.95 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20135.64 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20121.47 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20115.02 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20107.72 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20091.47 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200826.80 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
200735.02 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
200620.00 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20059.37 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20044.53 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
200336.59 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
200257.07 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
200121.10 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
2000-0.11 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
199918.40 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
199851.49 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
199729.70 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199616.28 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199525.19 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199424.10 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199331.83 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199221.91 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199132.27 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199017.63 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198927.20 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198816.04 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198724.76 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19869.33 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19856.81 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
19844.85 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
19835.65 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
19825.30 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
19810.32 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
19800.61 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
19795.67 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
1978-6.04 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
1977-1.16 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
197622.38 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
197531.66 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197425.21 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a
197325.20 %7.75 %6.18 %n/a
19727.64 %6.01 %3.27 %n/a
19712.09 %5.24 %4.29 %n/a
1970-4.01 %4.51 %5.84 %n/a
1969-4.34 %2.67 %5.46 %n/a
19682.38 %3.24 %4.27 %n/a
19670.83 %3.32 %2.77 %n/a
196625.49 %3.70 %3.02 %n/a
196517.69 %3.99 %1.59 %n/a
1964-0.46 %3.42 %1.28 %n/a
1963-2.68 %2.92 %1.24 %n/a
1962-1.61 %3.55 %1.20 %n/a
1961-0.15 %2.08 %1.07 %n/a
19607.39 %1.74 %1.46 %n/a

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