Value of 1998 Icelandic Kronur today

kr100 in 1998

kr256.13 in 2019

The inflation rate in Iceland between 1998 and today has been 156.13%, which translates into a total increase of kr156.13. This means that 100 kronur in 1998 are equivalent to 256.13 kronur in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of kr100 in 1998 equals kr256.13 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 4.37%.

Inflation timeline in Iceland (1998-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of kr100 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 (ISK) 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 (1998-2019) 155.6%
Total Inflation* 156.13%
Annual inflation avg. (1998-2019) 4.57%
Annual inflation avg.* 4.37%
CPI 1998 42.41
CPI 2019 108.39
CPI today* 108.61
kr1 in 1998 kr2.56 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 kr100 worth today. There are 21 years between 1998 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 4.3678%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = kr100 * (1 + 0.04)21 = kr255.6

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 1998 was 42.41 and the CPI today is 108.61. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= kr100 *
= kr255.6

Iceland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
kr1 krona in 1998 kr2.56 kronur today
kr5 kronur in 1998 kr12.81 kronur today
kr10 kronur in 1998 kr25.61 kronur today
kr50 kronur in 1998 kr128.06 kronur today
kr100 kronur in 1998 kr256.13 kronur today
kr500 kronur in 1998 kr1,280.65 kronur today
kr1,000 kronur in 1998 kr2,561.3 kronur today
kr5,000 kronur in 1998 kr12,806.48 kronur today
kr10,000 kronur in 1998 kr25,612.96 kronur today
kr50,000 kronur in 1998 kr128,064.81 kronur today
kr100,000 kronur in 1998 kr256,129.63 kronur today
kr500,000 kronur in 1998 kr1,280,648.14 kronur today
kr1,000,000 kronur in 1998 kr2,561,296.29 kronur today

Value of Krona in time (by year)

Period Value
1998 100
1999 101.18
2000 106.78
2001 111.31
2002 120.92
2003 123.33
2004 126.75
2005 131.66
2006 137.07
2007 146.71
2008 155.26
2009 183.43
2010 197.16
2011 202.06
2012 212.66
2013 221.6
2014 230.77
2015 232.68
2016 237.37
2017 241.86
2018 246.39
2019 255.6
Today 256.13