Development of inflation rates in East Timor
The inflation rate for consumer prices in East Timor moved over the past 15 years between -1.3% and 13.5%. For 2018, an inflation rate of 2.6% was calculated.
During the observation period from 2003 to 2018, the average inflation rate was 5.5%
per year. Overall, the price increase was 118.55 %. An item that cost 100 Dollar in 2003 was so charged 218.55 Dollar in the beginning of 2019.
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.Back to overview: Timor-Leste