Value of 1994 Costa Rican Colones today

₡100 in 1994

₡832.28 in 2019

The inflation rate in Costa Rica between 1994 and today has been 732.28%, which translates into a total increase of ₡732.28. This means that 100 colones in 1994 are equivalent to 832.28 colones in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of ₡100 in 1994 equals ₡832.28 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 8.49%.

Inflation timeline in Costa Rica (1994-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of ₡100 throughout the years due to 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 (CRC) 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:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1994-2019) 731.39%
Total Inflation* 732.28%
Annual inflation avg. (1994-2019) 8.84%
Annual inflation avg.* 8.49%
CPI 1994 12.63
CPI 2019 105.01
CPI today* 105.12
₡1 in 1994 ₡8.31 in 2019

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

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 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:

  • 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, it indicates how much are ₡100 worth today. There are 25 years between 1994 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 8.4913%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = ₡100 * (1 + 0.08)25 = ₡831.39

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 1994 was 12.63 and the CPI today is 105.12. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= ₡100 *
105.01/12.63
= ₡831.39

Costa Rica inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
₡1 colon in 1994 ₡8.32 colones today
₡5 colones in 1994 ₡41.61 colones today
₡10 colones in 1994 ₡83.23 colones today
₡50 colones in 1994 ₡416.14 colones today
₡100 colones in 1994 ₡832.28 colones today
₡500 colones in 1994 ₡4,161.41 colones today
₡1,000 colones in 1994 ₡8,322.82 colones today
₡5,000 colones in 1994 ₡41,614.08 colones today
₡10,000 colones in 1994 ₡83,228.16 colones today
₡50,000 colones in 1994 ₡416,140.78 colones today
₡100,000 colones in 1994 ₡832,281.57 colones today
₡500,000 colones in 1994 ₡4,161,407.84 colones today
₡1,000,000 colones in 1994 ₡8,322,815.68 colones today

Value of Colon in time (by year)

Period Value
1994 100
1995 119.86
1996 146.91
1997 167.32
1998 186.06
1999 209.04
2000 230.19
2001 253.78
2002 281.58
2003 308.84
2004 339.32
2005 383.87
2006 437.9
2007 479.21
2008 530.99
2009 604.81
2010 629.29
2011 665.94
2012 697.48
2013 729.22
2014 756.04
2015 794.81
2016 788.39
2017 794.42
2018 814.87
2019 831.39
Today 832.28