World Interest Rates


Welcome to World Interest Rates,
here are the current interest rates of 32 countries national banks.
You can also find the price for Gold, Silver and Platinum in the precious metals page.
countries government's and central banks change the rate of interest in order to achieve a desired Monetary policy.

You can also use our World Interest Rates Map and see a graphical representation of current interest rates around the world.


In the table below are the current interest rates around the world, in order to see interest rates by region use the menu on the left side, you can also sort the table by clicking on the column headers.

World Interest Rates
CountryCurrent RatePrevious RateChangeLast Change
Australia2.5%0%2.5%Nov 06 2013
Brazil7.25%7.5%-0.25%Oct 10 2012
Canada1%0.75%0.25%Sep 08 2010
Chile4%4.25%-0.25%Mar 13 2014
China6%6.31%-0.31%Jul 05 2012
Colombia3.25%3.75%-0.5%Mar 25 2013
Czech Republic0.75%1%-0.25%May 06 2010
Denmark1.25%0.75%0.5%Jul 08 2011
Egypt9.25%8.25%1%Nov 24 2011
European Monetary Union0.75%1%-0.25%Jul 05 2012
Hong Kong SAR0.5%1.5%-1%Dec 17 2008
Hungary6%6.25%-0.25%Nov 27 2012
Iceland6%5.75%0.25%Nov 14 2012
India8%8.5%-0.5%Apr 17 2012
Indonesia7.5%7.25%0.25%Nov 12 2013
Israel0.75%1%-0.25%Feb 24 2014
Japan0.1%0.3%-0.2%Dec 19 2008
Korea, Republic of2.75%3.25%-0.5%Oct 11 2012
Malaysia3%2.75%0.25%Jul 08 2010
Mexico3.5%3.75%-0.25%Oct 25 2013
New Zealand2.5%3%-0.5%Mar 09 2011
Norway1.5%1.75%-0.25%Mar 14 2012
Philippines3.5%3.75%-0.25%Oct 25 2012
Poland4.5%4.75%-0.25%Nov 07 2012
South Africa5%5.5%-0.5%Jul 19 2012
Sweden1.25%1.5%-0.25%Sep 06 2012
Switzerland0%0.25%-0.25%Aug 03 2011
Taiwan1.875%1.75%0.125%Jul 01 2011
Thailand2%2.25%-0.25%Mar 12 2014
Turkey5.75%6.25%-0.5%Aug 05 2011
United Kingdom0.5%1%-0.5%Mar 05 2009
United States0.25%1%-0.75%Dec 16 2008

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Interest Rates

Interest rates are the main determinant of investment on a macroeconomic scale. Broadly speaking, if interest rates increase across the board, then investment decreases, causing a fall in national income.A government institution, usually a central bank, can lend money to financial institutions to influence their interest rates as the main tool of monetary policy. Usually central bank interest rates... read more