Value of 1971 Indian Rupees today

$100 in 1971

$3,689.51 in 2019

The inflation rate in India between 1971 and today has been 3,589.51%, which translates into a total increase of $3,589.51. This means that 100 rupees in 1971 are equivalent to 3,689.51 rupees in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1971 equals $3,689.51 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 7.64%.

Inflation timeline in India (1971-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of $100 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 (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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1971-2019) 3,580.4%
Total Inflation* 3,589.51%
Annual inflation avg. (1971-2019) 7.8%
Annual inflation avg.* 7.64%
CPI 1971 3.13
CPI 2019 115.14
CPI today* 115.43
$1 in 1971 $36.8 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 $100 worth today. There are 48 years between 1971 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 7.6413%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.08)48 = $3,680.4

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 1971 was 3.13 and the CPI today is 115.43. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
115.14/3.13
= $3,680.4

India inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 rupee in 1971 $36.9 rupees today
$5 rupees in 1971 $184.48 rupees today
$10 rupees in 1971 $368.95 rupees today
$50 rupees in 1971 $1,844.76 rupees today
$100 rupees in 1971 $3,689.51 rupees today
$500 rupees in 1971 $18,447.55 rupees today
$1,000 rupees in 1971 $36,895.1 rupees today
$5,000 rupees in 1971 $184,475.52 rupees today
$10,000 rupees in 1971 $368,951.05 rupees today
$50,000 rupees in 1971 $1,844,755.23 rupees today
$100,000 rupees in 1971 $3,689,510.45 rupees today
$500,000 rupees in 1971 $18,447,552.27 rupees today
$1,000,000 rupees in 1971 $36,895,104.54 rupees today

Value of Rupee in time (by year)

Period Value
1971 100
1972 104.89
1973 112.92
1974 139.81
1975 175.32
1976 164.49
1977 164.49
1978 177.42
1979 180.09
1980 201.16
1981 219.44
1982 247.38
1983 267.29
1984 300.58
1985 316.18
1986 338.77
1987 369.97
1988 404.42
1989 439.96
1990 463.81
1991 527.42
1992 596.33
1993 644.03
1994 699.69
1995 765.95
1996 840.16
1997 927.62
1998 985.93
1999 1,137
2000 1,142.3
2001 1,182.05
2002 1,243.01
2003 1,282.77
2004 1,330.47
2005 1,380.83
2006 1,457.69
2007 1,552.86
2008 1,638.45
2009 1,797.4
2010 2,066.4
2011 2,262.04
2012 2,408.76
2013 2,677.76
2014 2,922.31
2015 3,093.49
2016 3,289.12
2017 3,362.48
2018 3,496.99
2019 3,680.4
Today 3,689.51