January 14 2010|09.14 AM UTC

Stan Reybern

The Highest Global Inflation Rates

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While those of us in the U.S. may complain about the increasing cost of living, many countries in the world have a much higher rate of inflation. While the U.S., Canada, the UK and Spain have inflation rates below 3%, Zimbabwe has the most shocking inflation rate in the world at 12,563%.

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The Highest Global Inflation Rates

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aaron January 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I’d like to see how the data was collected on this before I’d beleive it. How can the USA print Trillions of $$ out of thin air and not inflate the Dollar?


Dwight January 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Tell me about it, Zim has it bad.


Dave_C January 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

USA will probably challenege Zimbawe’s inflation rate in the coming 5-10 years. nice job government spenders!


FredEd January 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Nice infographic. Just made it into a socialflyr and am sending it to my friends!


Anonymous January 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Hah.. Zimbabwe loses.


eric January 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm



David Jonsson January 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Being Zimbabwean born and bred but now living in Australia, it still shocks me every time to see what the inflation rate is in Zim – crazy stuff.


Dan January 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Great stuff, very interesting.

The chart in the bottom left is a bit confusing as it led me to believe that Burma had the highest rate of inflation.

It also doesn’t specify if it’s price inflation or an increase in money supply.


Patrick McKelvey January 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm

couldn’t bother to look up any more countries? inflation data are not hard to come by. Wolfram Alpha has way more than that which you can easily look up. This would be way more informative if most of it wasn’t grey.


Bob January 14, 2010 at 6:53 pm

The figures for Zimbabwe are no longer valid. Inflation has even been negative since they got rid of the Zim dollar.


Peter January 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Inflation rate not available for most of europe?


Dan Cruickshank January 15, 2010 at 7:18 am

The inflation number on this visual for the USA is completely off the mark. America exports most of inflation by selling bonds to finance all its gov’t intervention. Wants those short term bonds come due and all those USD come back into the American market place, the government will no longer be able to conceal the inflation.

They’ll have to inflate/devalue their currency just to make good on the bonds. Then the collapse will be upon the US.


jforero February 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Inflation rates on LatAm: bit.ly/Inflacion2009
Please note that the highest numbers were Venezuela: 25.1% and Argentina 15.2%
Source: Official inflation rates from statistical institutions in each country


Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 2:35 am

not accurate at all Argentina inflation rate are higher than 20%


brad April 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

inflation can be exported. right now china, japan and europe are holding our inflation.


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