Value of 1975 Indian Rupees today

$100 in 1975

$2,102.91 in 2019

The inflation rate in India between 1975 and today has been 2,002.91%, which translates into a total increase of $2,002.91. This means that 100 rupees in 1975 are equivalent to 2,102.91 rupees in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1975 equals $2,102.91 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 7%.

Inflation timeline in India (1975-2019)

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 (1975-2019) 1,999.24%
Total Inflation* 2,002.91%
Annual inflation avg. (1975-2019) 7.16%
Annual inflation avg.* 7%
CPI 1975 5.48
CPI 2019 115.14
CPI today* 115.34
$1 in 1975 $20.99 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 44 years between 1975 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 7.003%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.07)44 = $2,099.24

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 1975 was 5.48 and the CPI today is 115.34. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
115.14/5.48
= $2,099.24

India inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 rupee in 1975 $21.03 rupees today
$5 rupees in 1975 $105.15 rupees today
$10 rupees in 1975 $210.29 rupees today
$50 rupees in 1975 $1,051.46 rupees today
$100 rupees in 1975 $2,102.91 rupees today
$500 rupees in 1975 $10,514.56 rupees today
$1,000 rupees in 1975 $21,029.13 rupees today
$5,000 rupees in 1975 $105,145.65 rupees today
$10,000 rupees in 1975 $210,291.3 rupees today
$50,000 rupees in 1975 $1,051,456.48 rupees today
$100,000 rupees in 1975 $2,102,912.95 rupees today
$500,000 rupees in 1975 $10,514,564.76 rupees today
$1,000,000 rupees in 1975 $21,029,129.51 rupees today

Value of Rupee in time (by year)

Period Value
1975 100
1976 93.82
1977 93.82
1978 101.2
1979 102.72
1980 114.74
1981 125.17
1982 141.1
1983 152.46
1984 171.45
1985 180.35
1986 193.23
1987 211.02
1988 230.68
1989 250.95
1990 264.55
1991 300.83
1992 340.14
1993 367.35
1994 399.09
1995 436.89
1996 479.21
1997 529.1
1998 562.36
1999 648.53
2000 651.55
2001 674.23
2002 709
2003 731.67
2004 758.88
2005 787.6
2006 831.44
2007 885.73
2008 934.55
2009 1,025.21
2010 1,178.64
2011 1,290.23
2012 1,373.92
2013 1,527.36
2014 1,666.84
2015 1,764.48
2016 1,876.07
2017 1,917.91
2018 1,994.63
2019 2,099.24
Today 2,102.91