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Inflation rates in Iran

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Iran moved over the past 60 years between -0.4% and 49.7%. For 2020, an inflation rate of 30.6% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1960 to 2020, the average inflation rate was 15.9% per year. Overall, the price increase was 558,570.99%. An item that cost 100 Rial in 1960 cost 558,670.99 Rial in the beginning of 2021.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 60 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 Iran

      Iran       USA


Inflation calculator for Iran

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Rial in 1960 corresponds to 5,586,709.92 Rial at the beginning of 2021 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Iran

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Iran

      Iran       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearIranØ EUØ USAØ World
202030.59 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
201939.91 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
201818.01 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20178.04 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20167.25 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
201512.48 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
201416.61 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
201336.60 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
201227.26 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
201126.29 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
201010.09 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
200913.55 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200825.41 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
200717.34 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
200610.02 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200513.43 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
200414.76 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
200316.47 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
200214.34 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
200111.27 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
200014.48 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
199920.07 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
199817.87 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
199717.35 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199628.94 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
199549.66 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
199431.45 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199321.20 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199225.81 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199117.13 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
19907.63 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198922.35 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198828.67 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198728.57 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
198618.43 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19854.39 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198412.54 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198319.74 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198218.69 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198124.20 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198020.64 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
197910.49 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
197811.72 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
197727.29 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
197611.26 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
197512.88 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197414.25 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a
19739.82 %7.75 %6.18 %n/a
19726.40 %6.01 %3.27 %n/a
19714.20 %5.24 %4.29 %n/a
19701.67 %4.51 %5.84 %n/a
19693.59 %2.67 %5.46 %n/a
19680.69 %3.24 %4.27 %n/a
19671.60 %3.32 %2.77 %n/a
1966-0.39 %3.70 %3.02 %n/a
19652.15 %3.99 %1.59 %n/a
19643.81 %3.42 %1.28 %n/a
19630.37 %2.92 %1.24 %n/a
19620.72 %3.55 %1.20 %n/a
19613.16 %2.08 %1.07 %n/a
19609.82 %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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