Skip to main content

Real Interest Rate

Go Search
New Atlas
Atlas, A-Z
Atlas Maps
MPP/MPA Programs
Core Topics
Illustrative Courses
Topic Encyclopedia
Concept Dictionary
Career Tips
Best Practices Project

PPGPortal > Home > Concept Dictionary > R > Real Interest Rate

Real Interest Rate  

This is the interest rate adjusted for inflation. It indicates the real cost to the borrower, in terms of actual goods and services.

(Mcgeenet Glossary. )


The real interest rate differs from nominal interest rates in that the real interest rate is adjusted for inflation.


Important Notices
© University of Toronto 2008
School of Public Policy and Governance