CPI Inflation Rate in South Africa

This page shows the current CPI inflation rate, as well as a graph and table of the CPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1969.

The current CPI inflation rate is % (based on CPI data for ).

The CPI percentages shown in the figures and graphs on this page are based on year-on-year changes of the Consumer Price Index.

CPI Inflation Rate Graph

This is a graph of the CPI inflation rate in South Africa, since 1969. To see what the CPI inflation rate was at a specific time, move your mouse over the graph.

CPI Inflation Rate History

The following table shows the historical CPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1969.

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  1. Chanelle


    Im in search of graphs showing current and historic inflation rates for South Africa.If anyone knows of some sites,please do help.


  2. Marlene

    I need to use the weighted average of the CPI to calculate the value of R130 000 in January 2012 (starting in January 1989) What is the current value? How do I work it out?

  3. Jacques

    I need to calculate poverty lines for 2011, and I am not sure how to do that. I assume it increases with CPI.

    These are from 2008, and are per capita:


    Any help would be much appreciated

  4. Eugene Doubell

    Do you have the average inflation rate since 1972.

  5. Francois Viljoen

    Unfortunately not.

  6. Juanita Geraghty

    Please help – Am trying to work out for insurance purposes what the replacement value is for a property that was valued at R695 750.00 in 2002. According to Nedcor, the replacement value according to inflation, is now R3 987 309.91. No additions or changes have been made to the property. Thanks very much

  7. Carissa Reddy

    Francois please assist,

    How do I use CPI and PPI to measure the fairness of supplier increases?
    If I have a supplier with an annual increase of 7.15% for the next 12 months based on the increase in fuel costs, how can I work out if this is a market related increase?

    Much Appreciated.

  8. Vukosi Marivate

    @shakasisulu CPI Inflation Rate in South Africa http://t.co/jxHAembR

  9. godfrey

    I would like to know what is the curreny inflation rate and CPI TODAY?

  10. Rhona

    Hi. I need to know what the CPI was for the past year. I was divorced in 2009 – the annual increase is based on CPI of previous year. The increase is to be effective from Sept 2012. Thank you

  11. Steven Johnson

    Dear all,
    I am not a resident of SA but am fortunate enough to undertake voluntary work there for around 6 months each year.
    This I have done for approximately the last 10 years in which time I have built 2 lodges (sold one and use one).

    Simple question: Why am I always asked to increase my insurance costs and other costs payable by 10% each year?
    CPI varies year to year and over the best part of the last 10 years is no where near 10%.
    I also notice building costs have asked for much more at times even when there was a an overcapacity of cement (world cup aside)

  12. Ilka


    Can anyone help? What is food inflation sitting at? at what has food inflation been for the last 12 months?

    All help greatly appreciated!



  13. Ilka

    oh sorry me again. Is there a way that I can work out food inflation? Thanks all!

  14. Renier

    I created a calculator for any inflation adjusted prices from 1981 to 2013.


    The inflation index numbers are also available on the site.

    Hope you find it useful.

  15. Wayne Prinsloo

    @Steven Johnson
    That is what we are all trying to figure out – but if you figure it out before we do, PLEASE let us know!!! 🙂

    More techincal details:
    The portion that one pays on insurance and rental is often a smaller portion than other goods that increase by less than 10%.
    In other words, the AVERAGE is at CPI, but NOT ALL items increase by 10%. Good example is electronics (e.g. Television sets) tend to decrease in cost as technology and mass-production techniques improves…

  16. Fanie

    Where can I see the data to prove inflation effect i.e a loaf of bread cost in 1983 only 10 cents and applying the inflation rate will bring it to todays R11.20. I want to retire and would like to apply the logic on the future to see what my rates and taxes will cost, bread , fuel etc, thus a typical basket for a pensioner.

  17. marius de beer

    I am looking for a historical table on CPIX, you only posted CPI historical table.

  18. Debi

    Good day

    What formular does one use in order to calculate a yearly increase in maintenance ?

    Many thanks


  19. Riana

    Where can I find the CPI index for June 2004 and June 2014. I need that urgently for a divorce calculation.

  20. Francois Viljoen

    @Riana: You can use the inflation calculator.


  21. Steven

    If a property was bought at R50 000 in 1995, all factors remaining more or less the same, how much is it worth today?

  22. Steven

    Please, also show me how you calculate the answer.

  23. Francois Viljoen


    Your question is one of those “how long is a piece of string?” types.

    The property is worth whatever amount you can sell it for.

    If you would like to know how many Rands you need today to buy approximately the same amount of goods that R50,000 could buy in 1995, while measuring inflation via the CPI index, then you can use the inflation calculator:


  24. Craig

    Hi can anyone please help. I’m trying to find out the municipal value of a property back in 1995. The municipality only has from 2000 onwards. I need to get proof of the value as well.

    Thanks in advance.


    Hi Francois – you may have dealt with this question before …
    I need to submit documentary evidence in terms of Sec 4 (1) (b) (iii) of the Matrimonial Prop Act 88/1984 of an ACCRUAL calculation using the WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF THE CPI as published from time to time in the “Gov. Gazette.” Where can I find the GG tables? I suspect problems and need to do it RIGHT .. the first time. Baie dankie – by voorbaat.

  26. Francois Viljoen


    I assume this is re a divorce.

    You can use the inflation calculator to calculate Rand value today of values in prior years.


    But rather pay someone for legal advice. I haven’t prepared anything like what you require.

  27. Vanessa Baatjies

    I would appreciate it if my previous comment can be removed.

    Thank you

  28. kgodiso mowane

    I like know the inflation rates is doing rigth or wrong target in south africa after 20 years of freedom.. ECONOMY GROWTH AFTER 5 YEAR IS GOOD TO BOOMS

  29. erick

    Firstly, thanks for an amazing site – well done.
    Info I’m trying to find and can’t get anywhere;
    We know the ‘basket’ contents gets adjusted from time to time to give a different inflation figure.
    What has the basket contents been year by year(or adjustment by adjustment) for the past 3 decades?
    Any help appreciated.

  30. Francois Viljoen

    @erick: That information should be available from Stats SA… I agree it would be interesting.

  31. Marie-Anne Oosthuizen

    I would just like to know what the current CPI rate is for January 2015.

  32. Francois Viljoen

    @Marie-Anne: The CPI rate for January 2015 will only be released at the end of February 2015.

  33. Nidhi


    Thank you for this. It is difficult to come by the above information.

    2 questions:

    1. Are the historical numbers CPI or CPIX? From what I understand Stats SA moved from CPI to CPIX in 2009.

    2. Could you please help me with fiscal year CPIX(till 2009) and CPI(from 2009) numbers from 1994/95 to 2014/15.

    -If I take an average of March 94 to April 95 and so on for each fiscal year, would that give me the CPI for that fiscal year?

    Thank you for your help!

  34. Ramon

    Hi, can you perhaps help me find the actual cost/prices of the items that make up the cpi basket for Jan 2015, or is the a websites that collates this data. I have checked stats SA, but they don’t seem to keep the actual prices of the goods used to calculate the cpi.

  35. Francois Viljoen


    1. All CPI (values prior to 2009 re-based).
    2. Check with StatsSA.


    Unfortunately I don’t have that detailed information.

  36. Brenda

    Hi there,

    I would like to know how to work out the value of the rand in 1977 – in other words, if the money spent on an advertising budget in 1977 was R10 000 / then effectively what would the equal amount be to that R10 000 in 2015? I hope my question makes sense, but R10 000 will not buy much advertising today, yet in 1977 it went a long way… please help me as this is part of a project for school.


  37. Francois Viljoen

    @Brenda: You can use the inflation calculator for that:


    Kind regards,


  38. Theuns Prinsloo

    Teen watter datum kry ons die volgende maand se VPI ( Tans Apr, waneer Mei/) Dankie vir `n baie handige blad

  39. lesego

    Hi Francois

    I want to use the current repo rate for my contract price adjustment for a 3 year contract to supply cold premix asphalt. Can I do that? how do I do that and which indices do I use

  40. Francois du Toit

    Hi Francois,
    Where can I find the CPI (excluding owners’ equivalent rent) for Oct to Dec 2015?

  41. Francois Viljoen

    @Francois du Toit:

    You would have to download the CPI publications from StatsSA’s website for each of those months (you can search for them here), and then take the values given in the “CPI excluding owners’ equivalent rent” categories in the detailed table.

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