Value of 1996 Indian Rupees today

$100 in 1996

$439.46 in 2019

The inflation rate in India between 1996 and today has been 339.46%, which translates into a total increase of $339.46. This means that 100 rupees in 1996 are equivalent to 439.46 rupees in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1996 equals $439.46 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 6.36%.

Inflation timeline in India (1996-2019)

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 (1996-2019) 338.06%
Total Inflation* 339.46%
Annual inflation avg. (1996-2019) 6.63%
Annual inflation avg.* 6.36%
CPI 1996 26.28
CPI 2019 115.14
CPI today* 115.51
$1 in 1996 $4.38 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 23 years between 1996 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 6.3625%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.06)23 = $438.06

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 1996 was 26.28 and the CPI today is 115.51. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
115.14/26.28
= $438.06

India inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 rupee in 1996 $4.39 rupees today
$5 rupees in 1996 $21.97 rupees today
$10 rupees in 1996 $43.95 rupees today
$50 rupees in 1996 $219.73 rupees today
$100 rupees in 1996 $439.46 rupees today
$500 rupees in 1996 $2,197.32 rupees today
$1,000 rupees in 1996 $4,394.63 rupees today
$5,000 rupees in 1996 $21,973.16 rupees today
$10,000 rupees in 1996 $43,946.33 rupees today
$50,000 rupees in 1996 $219,731.64 rupees today
$100,000 rupees in 1996 $439,463.28 rupees today
$500,000 rupees in 1996 $2,197,316.42 rupees today
$1,000,000 rupees in 1996 $4,394,632.84 rupees today

Value of Rupee in time (by year)

Period Value
1996 100
1997 110.41
1998 117.35
1999 135.33
2000 135.96
2001 140.69
2002 147.95
2003 152.68
2004 158.36
2005 164.35
2006 173.5
2007 184.83
2008 195.02
2009 213.94
2010 245.95
2011 269.24
2012 286.7
2013 318.72
2014 347.83
2015 368.2
2016 391.49
2017 400.22
2018 416.23
2019 438.06
Today 439.46