Inflation calculator - Colombian Peso

This tool is useful to calculate the time value of money based on historical inflation and CPI values. To start, select an amount and two years, or browse the default calculation results.

$100 in 1971

$87,891.66 in 2021

The inflation rate in Colombia between 1971 and 2021 was 87,791.66%, which translates into a total increase of $87,791.66. This means that 100 pesos in 1971 are equivalent to 87,891.66 pesos in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1971 equals $87,891.66 in 2021. The average annual inflation rate between these periods was 14.52%.

Inflation timeline in Colombia (1971 - 2021)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of colombian pesos throughout the years due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing 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 (COP) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1971-2021) 87,791.66%
Annual inflation avg. (1971-2021) 14.52%
CPI 1971 0.14
CPI 2021 123.27
$1 in 1971 $878.92 in 2021

How to calculate the time value of money with inflation data?

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.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with 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:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, the future value is the amount in 2021 that equals $100 in 1971 in terms of purchasing power. There are 50 years between 1971 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 14.5194%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.145194)50 = $87,891.664967 ≈ $87,891.66

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1971 was 0.14 and in 2021 was 123.27. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
123.27/0.14
= $87,891.66

Colombia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 peso in 1971 $878.92 pesos in 2021
$5 pesos in 1971 $4,394.58 pesos in 2021
$10 pesos in 1971 $8,789.17 pesos in 2021
$50 pesos in 1971 $43,945.83 pesos in 2021
$100 pesos in 1971 $87,891.66 pesos in 2021
$500 pesos in 1971 $439,458.32 pesos in 2021
$1,000 pesos in 1971 $878,916.65 pesos in 2021
$5,000 pesos in 1971 $4,394,583.25 pesos in 2021
$10,000 pesos in 1971 $8,789,166.5 pesos in 2021
$50,000 pesos in 1971 $43,945,832.48 pesos in 2021
$100,000 pesos in 1971 $87,891,664.97 pesos in 2021
$500,000 pesos in 1971 $439,458,324.84 pesos in 2021
$1,000,000 pesos in 1971 $878,916,649.67 pesos in 2021

Value of Peso over time (by year)

Period Value
1971 100
1972 116.67
1973 125
1974 166.67
1975 200
1976 241.67
1977 300
1978 391.67
1979 466.67
1980 591.67
1981 750
1982 950
1983 1,175
1984 1,375
1985 1,625
1986 1,991.67
1987 2,400
1988 2,975
1989 3,825
1990 4,816.67
1991 6,375
1992 8,083.33
1993 10,116.67
1994 12,408.33
1995 15,208.34
1996 18,166.67
1997 22,100
1998 26,008.34
1999 30,350.01
2000 33,158.34
2001 36,058.34
2002 38,816.67
2003 41,533.34
2004 44,225
2005 46,658.34
2006 48,916.67
2007 51,108.34
2008 54,016.68
2009 58,166.67
2010 59,325.01
2011 61,216.67
2012 63,491.68
2013 65,041.67
2014 66,300.01
2015 68,725
2016 73,374.98
2017 77,591.69
2018 80,758.31
2019 83,333.36
2020 86,500.04
2021 87,891.66