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# Value of 1985 Hungarian Forint today

Ft100 in 1985
Ft3,996.28 in 2024

The inflation rate in Hungary between 1985 and today has been 3,896.28%, which translates into a total increase of Ft3,896.28. This means that 100 forints in 1985 are equivalent to 3,996.28 forints in 2024. In other words, the purchasing power of Ft100 in 1985 equals Ft3,996.28 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 9.92%.

## Inflation timeline in Hungary (1985 - 2024)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of Ft100 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 (HUF) 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 extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1985-2023 3,726.31%
Cumulative inflation 1985-today 3,896.28%
Avg. Annual inflation 1985-2023 10.07%
CPI 1985 4.16
CPI 2023 159.22
CPI 2024-08 (latest official data) 166.03
CPI today 166.29

## 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 Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

### Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1985 and 2023, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2023
=Value1985 ×
CPI2023/CPI1985
=Ft 100 ×
159.22/4.16
Ft3,826.31

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 166.29:

Valuetoday
=Value1985 ×
CPItoday/CPI1985
=Ft 100 ×
166.29/4.16
Ft3,996.28

### Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: 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 Ft100 worth today. There are 38 years between 1985 and 2023 and the average inflation rate was 10.0657%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2023
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Ft100 × (1 + 0.100657)38
Ft3,826.31

## Hungary inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Ft1 forint in 1985 Ft38.26 forints in 2023
Ft5 forints in 1985 Ft191.32 forints in 2023
Ft10 forints in 1985 Ft382.63 forints in 2023
Ft50 forints in 1985 Ft1,913.15 forints in 2023
Ft100 forints in 1985 Ft3,826.31 forints in 2023
Ft500 forints in 1985 Ft19,131.53 forints in 2023
Ft1,000 forints in 1985 Ft38,263.06 forints in 2023
Ft5,000 forints in 1985 Ft191,315.32 forints in 2023
Ft10,000 forints in 1985 Ft382,630.63 forints in 2023
Ft50,000 forints in 1985 Ft1,913,153.17 forints in 2023
Ft100,000 forints in 1985 Ft3,826,306.34 forints in 2023
Ft500,000 forints in 1985 Ft19,131,531.7 forints in 2023
Ft1,000,000 forints in 1985 Ft38,263,063.4 forints in 2023
 Cumulative inflation From 1985 3,896.28% Avg. annual inflation From 1985 9.92% CPI 1985 4.16 CPI today 166.29

### Value of Forint over time (by year)

Period Value
1985 100
1986 105.29
1987 114.43
1988 132.42
1989 155.13
1990 199.13
1991 268.47
1992 331.97
1993 406.55
1994 483.26
1995 620.05
1996 765.57
1997 905.7
1998 1,033.89
1999 1,137.26
2000 1,248.75
2001 1,362.6
2002 1,434.35
2003 1,501.2
2004 1,602.45
2005 1,659.52
2006 1,724.74
2007 1,862.01
2008 1,974.52
2009 2,057.68
2010 2,157.6
2011 2,242.39
2012 2,369.13
2013 2,410.19
2014 2,404.71
2015 2,403.23
2016 2,412.71
2017 2,469.37
2018 2,539.75
2019 2,624.54
2020 2,711.86
2021 2,850.46
2022 3,266.86
2023 3,826.31
2024-08 3,989.96
Today 3,996.28

All available years

Today's value of hungarian forint by year:

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