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Inflation rates in Kuwait

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Kuwait moved over the past 48 years between -0.5% and 13.0%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 3.4% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1973 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 4.1% per year. Overall, the price increase was 566.40%. An item that cost 100 dinars in 1973 costs 666.40 dinars at the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 48 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 1972:Performance in Kuwait

      Kuwait       USA


Inflation calculator for Kuwait

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 dinars in 1973 corresponds to 6,664.05 dinars at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Kuwait

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Kuwait

      Kuwait       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearKuwaitØ EUØ USAØ World
20213.42 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
20202.10 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20191.09 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20180.54 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20172.17 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20163.20 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20153.27 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20142.91 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20132.68 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20123.26 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20114.84 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20104.50 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20094.61 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200810.58 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20075.48 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20063.06 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20054.14 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20041.25 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20030.96 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20020.89 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20011.30 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20001.81 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19992.99 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19980.13 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19970.68 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19963.55 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19952.69 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
19942.53 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
19930.38 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
1992-0.55 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
19919.06 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
19909.83 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
19893.34 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
19881.47 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
19870.65 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19860.95 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19851.49 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
19841.18 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
19834.72 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
19827.78 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
19817.37 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
19806.93 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
19797.05 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
19788.69 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
19779.89 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
19765.24 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
19758.39 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197412.99 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a
19738.27 %7.75 %6.18 %n/a

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