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Inflation rates in Sri Lanka

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Sri Lanka moved over the past 61 years between -1.5% and 26.1%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 7.0% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1960 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 8.3% per year. Overall, the price increase was 11,592.94%. An item that cost 100 rupees in 1960 costs 11,692.94 rupees at the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 61 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 Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka       USA


Inflation calculator for Sri Lanka

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 rupees in 1960 corresponds to 116,929.43 rupees at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Sri Lanka

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Sri Lanka

      Sri Lanka       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearSri LankaØ EUØ USAØ World
20217.01 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
20206.15 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20193.53 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20182.14 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20177.70 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20163.96 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20153.77 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20143.18 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20136.91 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20127.54 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20116.72 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20106.22 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20093.46 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
200822.56 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
200715.84 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
200610.02 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
200511.64 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20047.58 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20036.31 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20029.55 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
200114.16 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20006.18 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19994.69 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19989.36 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19979.57 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
199615.94 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19957.67 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
19948.45 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
199311.75 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
199211.38 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
199112.19 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
199021.50 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
198911.57 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
198813.99 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
19877.72 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19867.98 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19851.48 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
198416.64 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
198313.96 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198210.83 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198117.97 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198026.15 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
197910.73 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
197812.14 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
19771.22 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
19761.33 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
19756.63 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197412.30 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a
19739.63 %7.75 %6.18 %n/a
19726.35 %6.01 %3.27 %n/a
19712.67 %5.24 %4.29 %n/a
19705.87 %4.51 %5.84 %n/a
19697.46 %2.67 %5.46 %n/a
19685.86 %3.24 %4.27 %n/a
19672.19 %3.32 %2.77 %n/a
1966-0.16 %3.70 %3.02 %n/a
19650.22 %3.99 %1.59 %n/a
19643.20 %3.42 %1.28 %n/a
19632.27 %2.92 %1.24 %n/a
19621.50 %3.55 %1.20 %n/a
19611.13 %2.08 %1.07 %n/a
1960-1.54 %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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