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Development of 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 was so charged 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 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 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 issued with the amount that arose from the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Kyat in 1960 corresponds to an amount of 1,161,950.30 Kyat at the beginning of 2020 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Burma

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Burma

      Burma       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearBurmaØ USAØ World
20198.83 %1.81 %2.21 %
20186.87 %2.44 %2.44 %
20174.57 %2.13 %2.19 %
20166.93 %1.26 %1.55 %
20159.45 %0.12 %1.43 %
20144.95 %1.62 %2.35 %
20135.64 %1.46 %2.62 %
20121.47 %2.07 %3.73 %
20115.02 %3.16 %4.82 %
20107.72 %1.64 %3.35 %
20091.47 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200826.80 %3.84 %8.95 %
200735.02 %2.85 %4.82 %
200620.00 %3.23 %4.28 %
20059.37 %3.39 %4.11 %
20044.53 %2.68 %3.38 %
200336.59 %2.27 %3.03 %
200257.07 %1.59 %2.83 %
200121.10 %2.83 %3.84 %
2000-0.11 %3.38 %3.49 %
199918.40 %2.19 %3.08 %
199851.49 %1.55 %5.11 %
199729.70 %2.34 %5.57 %
199616.28 %2.93 %6.55 %
199525.19 %2.81 %9.15 %
199424.10 %2.61 %10.32 %
199331.83 %2.95 %7.51 %
199221.91 %3.03 %7.71 %
199132.27 %4.23 %9.00 %
199017.63 %5.40 %8.13 %
198927.20 %4.83 %7.00 %
198816.04 %4.08 %7.15 %
198724.76 %3.66 %5.76 %
19869.33 %1.90 %5.82 %
19856.81 %3.55 %6.86 %
19844.85 %4.30 %8.12 %
19835.65 %3.21 %8.77 %
19825.30 %6.13 %10.24 %
19810.32 %10.33 %12.47 %
19800.61 %13.55 %13.98 %
19795.67 %11.25 %n/a
1978-6.04 %7.63 %n/a
1977-1.16 %6.50 %n/a
197622.38 %5.74 %n/a
197531.66 %9.14 %n/a
197425.21 %11.05 %n/a
197325.20 %6.18 %n/a
19727.64 %3.27 %n/a
19712.09 %4.29 %n/a
1970-4.01 %5.84 %n/a
1969-4.34 %5.46 %n/a
19682.38 %4.27 %n/a
19670.83 %2.77 %n/a
196625.49 %3.02 %n/a
196517.69 %1.59 %n/a
1964-0.46 %1.28 %n/a
1963-2.68 %1.24 %n/a
1962-1.61 %1.20 %n/a
1961-0.15 %1.07 %n/a
19607.39 %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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