Value of 2007 Hungarian Forint today

Ft100 in 2007

Ft144.3 in 2018

The inflation rate in Hungary between 2007 and today has been 44.3%, which translates into a total increase of Ft44.3. This means that 100 forints in 2007 are equivalent to 144.3 forints in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of Ft100 in 2007 equals Ft144.3 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 3.1%.

Inflation timeline in Hungary (2007-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of Ft100 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 (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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (2007-2018) 40%
Total Inflation* 44.3%
Annual inflation avg. (2007-2018) 3.11%
Annual inflation avg.* 3.1%
CPI 2007 74.02
CPI 2018 103.63
CPI today* 106.81
Ft1 in 2007 Ft1.4 in 2018

* 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 Ft100 worth today. There are 11 years between 2007 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 3.1033%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = Ft100 * (1 + 0.03)11 = Ft140

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 2007 was 74.02 and the CPI today is 106.81. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= Ft100 *
= Ft140

Hungary inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Ft1 forint in 2007 Ft1.44 forints today
Ft5 forints in 2007 Ft7.22 forints today
Ft10 forints in 2007 Ft14.43 forints today
Ft50 forints in 2007 Ft72.15 forints today
Ft100 forints in 2007 Ft144.3 forints today
Ft500 forints in 2007 Ft721.51 forints today
Ft1,000 forints in 2007 Ft1,443.02 forints today
Ft5,000 forints in 2007 Ft7,215.1 forints today
Ft10,000 forints in 2007 Ft14,430.2 forints today
Ft50,000 forints in 2007 Ft72,151 forints today
Ft100,000 forints in 2007 Ft144,302.01 forints today
Ft500,000 forints in 2007 Ft721,510.05 forints today
Ft1,000,000 forints in 2007 Ft1,443,020.09 forints today

Value of Forint in time (by year)

Period Value
2007 100
2008 107.4
2009 111.1
2010 117.3
2011 122.8
2012 127.8
2013 134.2
2014 134.7
2015 133.5
2016 134.7
2017 137
2018 140
Today 144.3