Which Economy Suffers from the Highest Real Interest Rates?

Real Interest Rate (%), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 115 countries in 2019, Madagascar ranked the highest in real interest rate with 41.3% followed by Brazil and Malawi. On the other end of the scale was Angola with -6.24%, Hungary with -2.88% and Haiti with -2.82%.

Data for more countries are available at Real Interest Rate indicator page.

Real Interest Rate Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Azerbaijan % 17.7% 19.4% 28.9% 1.52% 0.272%
Brazil % 18.5% 22.4% 33.8% 40.7% 41.8%
Burundi % 6.66% 9.84% -4.95% 13.2% 3.00%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.1% 17.5% 20.8% 14.1% -15.7%
Gambia % 20.8% 22.1% ... ... 24.1%
Kyrgyzstan % 17.6% 10.8% 19.5% 17.4% 12.7%
Liberia % 9.45% 11.5% 12.4% 8.33% 15.8% ... ...
Madagascar % 50.8% 49.9% 47.1% 46.8% 52.4%
Malawi % 14.7% 19.4% 19.8% 20.6% 22.1% ...
Mozambique % 12.0% 13.4% 6.77% 6.60% 18.8%
Paraguay % 14.2% 17.9% 17.8% 13.4% 15.6% ... ...
Rwanda % 14.3% 12.0% 16.7% 11.7% 8.41%
Tajikistan % 20.0% 18.9% 24.0% 18.7% 24.2%
Uganda % 19.0% 15.7% 16.6% 18.2% 16.2% ...
Zimbabwe % ... ... ... 0.338% 9.74% 7.89% 4.85% 4.36%