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Inflation rates in New Zealand

The inflation rate for consumer prices in New Zealand moved over the past 61 years between -0.1% and 17.2%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 3.9% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1960 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 5.5% per year. Overall, the price increase was 2,336.26%. An item that cost 100 Dollar in 1960 cost 2,436.26 Dollar in 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 New Zealand

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Inflation calculator for New Zealand

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be provided with the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Dollar in 1960 corresponds to 24,362.61 Dollar at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in New Zealand

Inflation rates for consumer goods in New Zealand

      New Zealand       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearNew ZealandØ EUØ USAØ World
20213.94 %2.55 %4.70 %3.42 %
20201.71 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20191.62 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20181.60 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20171.85 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20160.65 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20150.29 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20141.23 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20131.13 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20121.06 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20114.03 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20102.30 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20092.12 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20083.96 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20072.38 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20063.37 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20053.04 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20042.29 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20031.75 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20022.68 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20012.63 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20002.62 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
1999-0.11 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19981.27 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19971.19 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19962.29 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19953.75 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
19941.75 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
19931.29 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
19921.01 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
19912.60 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
19906.10 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
19895.72 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
19886.38 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198715.74 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
198613.21 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
198515.42 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
19846.17 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
19837.34 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
198216.16 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198115.37 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198017.15 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
197913.70 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
197811.96 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
197714.38 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a
197616.91 %9.35 %5.74 %n/a
197514.68 %10.47 %9.14 %n/a
197411.11 %13.16 %11.05 %n/a
19738.17 %7.75 %6.18 %n/a
19726.93 %6.01 %3.27 %n/a
197110.39 %5.24 %4.29 %n/a
19706.52 %4.51 %5.84 %n/a
19694.93 %2.67 %5.46 %n/a
19684.31 %3.24 %4.27 %n/a
19676.06 %3.32 %2.77 %n/a
19662.76 %3.70 %3.02 %n/a
19653.40 %3.99 %1.59 %n/a
19643.47 %3.42 %1.28 %n/a
19631.97 %2.92 %1.24 %n/a
19622.68 %3.55 %1.20 %n/a
19611.80 %2.08 %1.07 %n/a
19600.70 %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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