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Value of 1957 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1957
¥589.53 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1957 and today has been 489.53%, which translates into a total increase of ¥489.53. This means that 100 yen in 1957 are equivalent to 589.53 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1957 equals ¥589.53 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.77%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1957 - 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 (JPY) 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 1957-2021 477%
Cumulative inflation 1957-today 489.53%
Avg. Annual inflation 1957-2021 2.78%
CPI 1957 17.6
CPI 2021 101.56
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 103.33
CPI today 103.77

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 1957 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1957 ×
CPI2021/CPI1957
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/17.6
¥577

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 103.77:

Valuetoday
=Value1957 ×
CPItoday/CPI1957
=¥ 100 ×
103.77/17.6
¥589.53

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 64 years between 1957 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.7764%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.027764)64
¥577

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1957 ¥5.77 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1957 ¥28.85 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1957 ¥57.7 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1957 ¥288.5 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1957 ¥577 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1957 ¥2,885 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1957 ¥5,769.99 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1957 ¥28,849.97 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1957 ¥57,699.93 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1957 ¥288,499.67 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1957 ¥576,999.34 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1957 ¥2,884,996.69 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1957 ¥5,769,993.38 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1957 489.53%
Avg. annual inflation From 1957 2.77%
CPI 1957 17.6
CPI today 103.77

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1957 100
1958 99.52
1959 100.6
1960 104.2
1961 109.79
1962 117.29
1963 125.16
1964 129.92
1965 138.56
1966 145.55
1967 151.36
1968 159.44
1969 167.81
1970 179.16
1971 190.58
1972 199.84
1973 223.02
1974 274.79
1975 307.03
1976 335.86
1977 363.23
1978 378.46
1979 392.59
1980 423.1
1981 443.97
1982 456.16
1983 464.74
1984 475.2
1985 484.89
1986 487.83
1987 488.46
1988 491.64
1989 502.92
1990 518.34
1991 535.31
1992 544.56
1993 551.41
1994 555.21
1995 554.73
1996 555.5
1997 564.95
1998 568.61
1999 566.64
2000 562.73
2001 558.83
2002 553.82
2003 552.37
2004 552.32
2005 550.73
2006 552.13
2007 552.37
2008 559.99
2009 552.51
2010 548.42
2011 546.92
2012 546.68
2013 548.51
2014 563.65
2015 568.13
2016 567.41
2017 570.16
2018 575.79
2019 578.49
2020 578.35
2021 577
2022-04 587.07
Today 589.53

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 |

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