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"Real interest" means the interest after subtracting inflation. Interest including inflation would be called "nominal interest".

If inflation is 2%, then 1% real interest means 3% nominal interest, which is the interest that is written in the loan contract and is what you actually have to pay. You would have to pay \$200\$300 interest on a \$10000 loan. However, if you put the \$10000 into a savings account that matched inflation, you would have \$10200 at the end of it. So you would have lost \$100 overall.

"Real interest" means the interest after subtracting inflation. Interest including inflation would be called "nominal interest".

If inflation is 2%, then 1% real interest means 3% nominal interest, which is the interest that is written in the loan contract and is what you actually have to pay. You would have to pay \$200 interest on a \$10000 loan. However, if you put the \$10000 into a savings account that matched inflation, you would have \$10200 at the end of it. So you would have lost \$100 overall.

"Real interest" means the interest after subtracting inflation. Interest including inflation would be called "nominal interest".

If inflation is 2%, then 1% real interest means 3% nominal interest, which is the interest that is written in the loan contract and is what you actually have to pay. You would have to pay \$300 interest on a \$10000 loan. However, if you put the \$10000 into a savings account that matched inflation, you would have \$10200 at the end of it. So you would have lost \$100 overall.

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"Real interest" means the interest after subtracting inflation. Interest including inflation would be called "nominal interest".

If inflation is 2%, then 1% real interest means 3% nominal interest, which is the interest that is written in the loan contract and is what you actually have to pay. You would have to pay \$200 interest on a \$10000 loan. However, if you put the \$10000 into a savings account that matched inflation, you would have \$10200 at the end of it. So you would have lost \$100 overall.