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Development of inflation rates in Poland

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Poland moved over the past 50 years between -0.9% and 567.9%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 5.1% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1971 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 29.4% per year. Overall, the price increase was 588,889.80 %. An item that cost 100 Zloty in 1971 was so charged 588,989.80 Zloty in the beginning of 2022.

For May 2022, the year-on-year inflation rate was 13.9%.
This includes in particular energy (+32.7%) and food (+13.5%).


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 50 years compared to the US

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.

Performance based on 100% in 1970:Performance in Poland

      Poland       USA


Inflation calculator for Poland

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 Zloty in 1971 corresponds to an amount of 5,889,898.01 Zloty at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in Poland

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Poland

Energy and food

Food and energy inflation in Poland

      Energy       Food

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearPolandØ USAØ World
20215.06 %4.70 %3.42 %
20203.37 %1.23 %1.91 %
20192.23 %1.81 %2.21 %
20181.81 %2.44 %2.44 %
20172.08 %2.13 %2.19 %
2016-0.66 %1.26 %1.55 %
2015-0.87 %0.12 %1.43 %
20140.05 %1.62 %2.35 %
20130.99 %1.46 %2.62 %
20123.56 %2.07 %3.73 %
20114.24 %3.16 %4.82 %
20102.58 %1.64 %3.35 %
20093.80 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20084.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20072.46 %2.85 %4.82 %
20061.28 %3.23 %4.28 %
20052.18 %3.39 %4.11 %
20043.38 %2.68 %3.38 %
20030.68 %2.27 %3.03 %
20021.91 %1.59 %2.83 %
20015.41 %2.83 %3.84 %
20009.90 %3.38 %3.49 %
19997.15 %2.19 %3.08 %
199811.60 %1.55 %5.11 %
199714.91 %2.34 %5.57 %
199619.79 %2.93 %6.55 %
199527.95 %2.81 %9.15 %
199432.99 %2.61 %10.32 %
199336.96 %2.95 %7.51 %
199246.10 %3.03 %7.71 %
199176.77 %4.23 %9.00 %
1990567.88 %5.40 %8.13 %
1989244.55 %4.83 %7.00 %
198858.72 %4.08 %7.15 %
198726.38 %3.66 %5.76 %
198616.55 %1.90 %5.82 %
198511.52 %3.55 %6.86 %
198415.40 %4.30 %8.12 %
198325.53 %3.21 %8.77 %
1982103.56 %6.13 %10.24 %
198119.13 %10.33 %12.47 %
19809.68 %13.55 %13.98 %
19797.03 %11.25 %n/a
19788.10 %7.63 %n/a
19774.90 %6.50 %n/a
19764.41 %5.74 %n/a
19752.26 %9.14 %n/a
19747.05 %11.05 %n/a
19732.48 %6.18 %n/a
1972-0.10 %3.27 %n/a
19711.10 %4.29 %n/a

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