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Value of 1971 Indian Rupees today

$100 in 1971
$4,519.84 in 2022

The inflation rate in India between 1971 and today has been 4,419.84%, which translates into a total increase of $4,419.84. This means that 100 rupees in 1971 are equivalent to 4,519.84 rupees in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1971 equals $4,519.84 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 7.76%.

Inflation timeline in India (1971 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of $100 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 (INR) 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 1971-2021 4,115.12%
Cumulative inflation 1971-today 4,419.84%
Avg. Annual inflation 1971-2021 7.77%
CPI 1971 3.19
CPI 2021 134.44
CPI 2022-07 (latest official data) 143.12
CPI today 144.16

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 1971 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1971 ×
CPI2021/CPI1971
=$ 100 ×
134.44/3.19
$4,215.12

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 144.16:

Valuetoday
=Value1971 ×
CPItoday/CPI1971
=$ 100 ×
144.16/3.19
$4,519.84

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 $100 worth today. There are 50 years between 1971 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 7.7696%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.077696)50
$4,215.12

India inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 rupee in 1971 $42.15 rupees in 2021
$5 rupees in 1971 $210.76 rupees in 2021
$10 rupees in 1971 $421.51 rupees in 2021
$50 rupees in 1971 $2,107.56 rupees in 2021
$100 rupees in 1971 $4,215.12 rupees in 2021
$500 rupees in 1971 $21,075.61 rupees in 2021
$1,000 rupees in 1971 $42,151.21 rupees in 2021
$5,000 rupees in 1971 $210,756.06 rupees in 2021
$10,000 rupees in 1971 $421,512.11 rupees in 2021
$50,000 rupees in 1971 $2,107,560.56 rupees in 2021
$100,000 rupees in 1971 $4,215,121.13 rupees in 2021
$500,000 rupees in 1971 $21,075,605.64 rupees in 2021
$1,000,000 rupees in 1971 $42,151,211.28 rupees in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1971 4,419.84%
Avg. annual inflation From 1971 7.76%
CPI 1971 3.19
CPI today 144.16

Value of Rupee over time (by year)

Period Value
1971 100
1972 106.44
1973 124.47
1974 160.07
1975 169.27
1976 156.35
1977 169.34
1978 173.61
1979 184.51
1980 205.44
1981 232.38
1982 250.72
1983 280.47
1984 303.81
1985 320.69
1986 348.68
1987 379.37
1988 414.97
1989 444.32
1990 484.19
1991 551.34
1992 616.33
1993 655.33
1994 722.49
1995 796.36
1996 867.85
1997 930.03
1998 1,053.08
1999 1,102.25
2000 1,146.45
2001 1,189.77
2002 1,240.9
2003 1,288.13
2004 1,336.66
2005 1,393.41
2006 1,474.18
2007 1,568.13
2008 1,699.06
2009 1,883.96
2010 2,109.83
2011 2,296.73
2012 2,510.61
2013 2,784.46
2014 2,961.36
2015 3,135.26
2016 3,290.18
2017 3,372.13
2018 3,536.04
2019 3,806.89
2020 4,018.61
2021 4,215.12
2022-07 4,487.15
Today 4,519.84

All available years

Today's value of indian rupees by year:

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