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Inflation rates in Vanuatu

The inflation rate for consumer prices in Vanuatu moved over the past 44 years between 0.8% and 26.8%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 2.3% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1977 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 4.4% per year. Overall, the price increase was 545.05%. An item that cost 100 vatus in 1977 costs 645.05 vatus at the beginning of 2022.


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 44 years compared with the USA

In only a few countries the price increase is that high. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 26.8% in 1981 means, that compared to the previous year all prices increased by an average of 26.8%. 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 1976:Performance in Vanuatu

      Vanuatu       USA


Inflation calculator for Vanuatu

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 vatus in 1977 corresponds to 6,450.51 vatus at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Inflation rates for consumer goods in Vanuatu

Inflation rates for consumer goods in Vanuatu

      Vanuatu       USA

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearVanuatuØ EUØ USAØ World
20212.34 %2.55 %4.70 %3.50 %
20205.33 %0.50 %1.23 %1.92 %
20192.76 %1.63 %1.81 %2.19 %
20182.33 %1.74 %2.44 %2.44 %
20173.08 %1.43 %2.13 %2.19 %
20160.84 %0.18 %1.26 %1.55 %
20152.48 %-0.06 %0.12 %1.43 %
20140.80 %0.20 %1.62 %2.35 %
20131.46 %1.22 %1.46 %2.62 %
20121.35 %2.66 %2.07 %3.73 %
20110.87 %3.29 %3.16 %4.82 %
20102.76 %1.53 %1.64 %3.35 %
20094.30 %0.84 %-0.36 %2.94 %
20084.84 %4.16 %3.84 %8.95 %
20073.94 %2.51 %2.85 %4.82 %
20062.04 %2.67 %3.23 %4.28 %
20051.20 %2.49 %3.39 %4.11 %
20041.42 %2.29 %2.68 %3.38 %
20033.02 %2.09 %2.27 %3.03 %
20021.96 %2.42 %1.59 %2.83 %
20013.58 %3.37 %2.83 %3.84 %
20002.54 %3.15 %3.38 %3.49 %
19992.00 %2.16 %2.19 %3.08 %
19983.28 %2.42 %1.55 %5.11 %
19972.83 %3.11 %2.34 %5.57 %
19960.91 %3.56 %2.93 %6.55 %
19952.23 %4.43 %2.81 %9.15 %
19942.30 %4.72 %2.61 %10.32 %
19933.57 %4.85 %2.95 %7.51 %
19924.06 %6.22 %3.03 %7.71 %
19916.47 %5.48 %4.23 %9.00 %
19904.76 %6.15 %5.40 %8.13 %
19897.75 %6.26 %4.83 %7.00 %
19888.76 %4.54 %4.08 %7.15 %
198716.04 %4.02 %3.66 %5.76 %
19864.77 %3.68 %1.90 %5.82 %
19851.07 %5.40 %3.55 %6.86 %
19845.52 %7.67 %4.30 %8.12 %
19831.65 %8.67 %3.21 %8.77 %
19826.67 %9.58 %6.13 %10.24 %
198126.85 %11.77 %10.33 %12.47 %
198011.24 %12.91 %13.55 %13.98 %
19794.17 %8.22 %11.25 %n/a
19786.41 %7.76 %7.63 %n/a
19775.74 %9.77 %6.50 %n/a

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