Which Country Suffers the Most from Rising Prices?

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%), 2020 or latest
Economy | February 8, 2021
$2.99
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2020, Venezuela ranked the highest in average inflation measured by CPI with 6,500% followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with -2.17%, Puerto Rico with -1.62% and United Arab Emirates with -1.50%.

Average average inflation measured by CPI reached 3.18% in 2020 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.694 % more than in the previous year and 14.5 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average average inflation measured by CPI reached an all time high of 39.5% in 1993 and an all time low of 0.089% in 1978. The average annual growth amounted to 7.18 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Inflation, CPI (Average) indicator page.

Inflation, CPI (Average) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Angola % 7.30% 9.16% 30.7% 29.8% 19.6%
Argentina % ... ... ... 25.7% 34.3%
Ethiopia % 7.40% 9.57% 6.63% 10.7% 13.8%
Haiti % 3.94% 7.52% 13.4% 14.7% 12.9%
Iran % 15.6% 11.9% 9.05% 9.64% 31.2%
Lebanon % 1.80% -3.70% -0.816% 4.48% 4.55%
Libya % 2.43% 14.8% 24.0% 28.0% -1.20%
Sierra Leone % 4.65% 6.69% 10.9% 18.2% 16.0%
South Sudan % 1.66% 52.8% 380% 188% 83.5%
Sudan % 36.9% 16.9% 17.8% 32.4% 63.3%
Suriname % 3.38% 6.90% 55.5% 22.0% 6.94%
Venezuela % 62.2% 122% 255% 438% 65,374%
Yemen % 8.16% 22.0% 21.3% 30.4% 27.6%
Zambia % 7.81% 10.1% 17.9% 6.58% 6.99%
Zimbabwe % -0.213% -2.41% -1.56% 0.907% 10.6%