Development of inflation rates in Saudi Arabia

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Saudi Arabia moved over the past 40 years between -3.2% and 9.9%. For 2019, an inflation rate of -2.1% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1979 to 2019, the average inflation rate was 1.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 75.97 %. An item that cost 100 Rial in 1979 was so charged 175.97 Rial in the beginning of 2020.

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.

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Performance over the last 40 years compared to the European Union

Performance based on 100% in 1978.Performance in Saudi Arabia

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Inflation calculator for Saudi Arabia

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 Rial in 1979 corresponds to an amount of 1,759.67 Rial at the beginning of 2020 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Saudi Arabia

Inflation rates in Saudi Arabia

JahrSaudi ArabiaØ European Union
19791.08 %8.98 %
19804.17 %13.52 %
19812.80 %11.82 %
19821.02 %9.47 %
19830.19 %8.52 %
1984-1.56 %7.37 %
1985-3.06 %5.61 %
1986-3.20 %3.55 %
1987-1.55 %4.07 %
19880.91 %4.35 %
19891.03 %6.01 %
19902.08 %6.30 %
19914.86 %5.93 %
1992-0.08 %5.60 %
19931.06 %4.79 %
19940.56 %4.71 %
19954.87 %4.32 %
19961.22 %3.31 %
19970.06 %2.72 %
1998-0.37 %2.40 %
1999-1.33 %2.15 %
2000-1.12 %3.10 %
2001-1.12 %3.15 %
20020.25 %2.31 %
20030.61 %2.08 %
20040.52 %2.26 %
20050.48 %2.47 %
20062.21 %2.60 %
20074.17 %2.48 %
20089.87 %4.16 %
20095.06 %0.93 %
20105.34 %1.53 %
20115.83 %3.29 %
20122.87 %2.66 %
20133.53 %1.22 %
20142.24 %0.20 %
20151.21 %-0.06 %
20162.07 %0.18 %
2017-0.84 %1.43 %
20182.46 %1.74 %
2019-2.09 %1.63 %