¥100 in 1997
¥149.55 in 2018
The inflation rate in China between 1997 and today has been 49.55%, which translates into a total increase of ¥49.55. This means that 100 renminbis in 1997 are equivalent to 149.55 renminbis in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1997 equals ¥149.55 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.85%.
The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of ¥100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.
All calculations are performed in the local currency (CNY) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.
The following table contains relevant indicators:
|Total Inflation (1997-2018)||46.88%|
|Annual inflation avg. (1997-2018)||1.85%|
|Annual inflation avg.*||1.85%|
|¥1 in 1997||¥1.47 in 2018|
* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.
There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.
Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: FV = PV (1 + i)n, where:
In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much are ¥100 worth today. There are 21 years between 1997 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.8461%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:
FV = PV (1 + i)n = ¥100 * (1 + 0.02)21 = ¥146.88
When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:
In this case, the CPI in 1997 was 71.15 and the CPI today is 106.4. Therefore,
|Initial Value||Equivalent value|
|¥1 renminbi in 1997||¥1.5 renminbis today|
|¥5 renminbis in 1997||¥7.48 renminbis today|
|¥10 renminbis in 1997||¥14.95 renminbis today|
|¥50 renminbis in 1997||¥74.77 renminbis today|
|¥100 renminbis in 1997||¥149.55 renminbis today|
|¥500 renminbis in 1997||¥747.74 renminbis today|
|¥1,000 renminbis in 1997||¥1,495.47 renminbis today|
|¥5,000 renminbis in 1997||¥7,477.36 renminbis today|
|¥10,000 renminbis in 1997||¥14,954.73 renminbis today|
|¥50,000 renminbis in 1997||¥74,773.65 renminbis today|
|¥100,000 renminbis in 1997||¥149,547.3 renminbis today|
|¥500,000 renminbis in 1997||¥747,736.5 renminbis today|
|¥1,000,000 renminbis in 1997||¥1,495,473 renminbis today|