# Value of 2008 Hungarian Forint today

Ft100 in 2008

Ft139.26 in 2020

The inflation rate in Hungary between 2008 and today has been 39.26%, which translates into a total increase of Ft39.26. This means that 100 forints in 2008 are equivalent to 139.26 forints in 2020. In other words, the purchasing power of Ft100 in 2008 equals Ft139.26 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.58%.

## Inflation timeline in Hungary (2008-2020)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of Ft100 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 (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 (2008-2020) 39.2%
Total Inflation* 39.26%
Annual inflation avg. (2008-2020) 2.79%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.58%
CPI 2008 79.5
CPI 2020 110.66
CPI today* 110.71
Ft1 in 2008 Ft1.39 in 2020

* 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 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, it indicates how much are Ft100 worth today. There are 12 years between 2008 and 2020 and the average inflation rate has been 2.5802%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = Ft100 * (1 + 0.03)12 = Ft139.2

#### 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 2008 was 79.5 and the CPI today is 110.71. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= Ft100 *
110.66/79.5
= Ft139.2

### Hungary inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Ft1 forint in 2008 Ft1.39 forints today
Ft5 forints in 2008 Ft6.96 forints today
Ft10 forints in 2008 Ft13.93 forints today
Ft50 forints in 2008 Ft69.63 forints today
Ft100 forints in 2008 Ft139.26 forints today
Ft500 forints in 2008 Ft696.3 forints today
Ft1,000 forints in 2008 Ft1,392.61 forints today
Ft5,000 forints in 2008 Ft6,963.03 forints today
Ft10,000 forints in 2008 Ft13,926.06 forints today
Ft50,000 forints in 2008 Ft69,630.3 forints today
Ft100,000 forints in 2008 Ft139,260.6 forints today
Ft500,000 forints in 2008 Ft696,302.98 forints today
Ft1,000,000 forints in 2008 Ft1,392,605.97 forints today

Period Value
2008 100
2009 103.45
2010 109.22
2011 114.34
2012 118.99
2013 124.95
2014 125.42
2015 124.3
2016 125.42
2017 127.56
2018 130.35
2019 133.89
2020 139.2
Today 139.26