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Value of 1959 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1959
¥586.21 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1959 and today has been 486.21%, which translates into a total increase of ¥486.21. This means that 100 yen in 1959 are equivalent to 586.21 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1959 equals ¥586.21 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.85%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1959 - 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 1959-2021 473.56%
Cumulative inflation 1959-today 486.21%
Avg. Annual inflation 1959-2021 2.86%
CPI 1959 17.71
CPI 2021 101.56
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 103.33
CPI today 103.8

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 1959 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1959 ×
CPI2021/CPI1959
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/17.71
¥573.56

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 103.8:

Valuetoday
=Value1959 ×
CPItoday/CPI1959
=¥ 100 ×
103.8/17.71
¥586.21

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 62 years between 1959 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.8573%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.028573)62
¥573.56

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1959 ¥5.74 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1959 ¥28.68 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1959 ¥57.36 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1959 ¥286.78 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1959 ¥573.56 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1959 ¥2,867.81 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1959 ¥5,735.62 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1959 ¥28,678.09 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1959 ¥57,356.19 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1959 ¥286,780.93 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1959 ¥573,561.86 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1959 ¥2,867,809.3 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1959 ¥5,735,618.6 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1959 486.21%
Avg. annual inflation From 1959 2.85%
CPI 1959 17.71
CPI today 103.8

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1959 100
1960 103.57
1961 109.13
1962 116.59
1963 124.41
1964 129.14
1965 137.74
1966 144.68
1967 150.45
1968 158.49
1969 166.81
1970 178.09
1971 189.45
1972 198.65
1973 221.69
1974 273.15
1975 305.2
1976 333.86
1977 361.07
1978 376.21
1979 390.25
1980 420.58
1981 441.32
1982 453.45
1983 461.97
1984 472.37
1985 482
1986 484.92
1987 485.55
1988 488.71
1989 499.92
1990 515.25
1991 532.12
1992 541.32
1993 548.12
1994 551.91
1995 551.43
1996 552.19
1997 561.58
1998 565.23
1999 563.26
2000 559.38
2001 555.5
2002 550.52
2003 549.08
2004 549.03
2005 547.45
2006 548.84
2007 549.08
2008 556.65
2009 549.22
2010 545.15
2011 543.66
2012 543.43
2013 545.25
2014 560.29
2015 564.75
2016 564.03
2017 566.76
2018 572.36
2019 575.05
2020 574.9
2021 573.56
2022-04 583.58
Today 586.21

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

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