Value of 1961 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1961

¥549.16 in 2018

The inflation rate in Japan between 1961 and today has been 449.16%, which translates into a total increase of ¥449.16. This means that 100 yen in 1961 are equivalent to 549.16 yen in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1961 equals ¥549.16 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.98%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1961-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of ¥100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1961-2018) 446.46%
Total Inflation* 449.16%
Annual inflation avg. (1961-2018) 3.02%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.98%
CPI 1961 18.52
CPI 2018 101.2
CPI today* 101.7
¥1 in 1961 ¥5.46 in 2018

* 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 57 years between 1961 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.9801%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = ¥100 * (1 + 0.03)57 = ¥546.46

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 1961 was 18.52 and the CPI today is 101.7. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= ¥100 *
101.2/18.52
= ¥546.46

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1961 ¥5.49 yen today
¥5 yen in 1961 ¥27.46 yen today
¥10 yen in 1961 ¥54.92 yen today
¥50 yen in 1961 ¥274.58 yen today
¥100 yen in 1961 ¥549.16 yen today
¥500 yen in 1961 ¥2,745.78 yen today
¥1,000 yen in 1961 ¥5,491.56 yen today
¥5,000 yen in 1961 ¥27,457.81 yen today
¥10,000 yen in 1961 ¥54,915.62 yen today
¥50,000 yen in 1961 ¥274,578.08 yen today
¥100,000 yen in 1961 ¥549,156.16 yen today
¥500,000 yen in 1961 ¥2,745,780.79 yen today
¥1,000,000 yen in 1961 ¥5,491,561.58 yen today

Value of Yen in time (by year)

Period Value
1961 100
1962 109
1963 114.34
1964 120.43
1965 126.08
1966 134.23
1967 140.15
1968 148.04
1969 153.82
1970 163.68
1971 175.49
1972 184.13
1973 194.39
1974 230.03
1975 278.63
1976 300.23
1977 332.09
1978 348.82
1979 362.32
1980 382.84
1981 410.38
1982 428.2
1983 436.84
1984 444.4
1985 456.28
1986 462.76
1987 461.14
1988 464.92
1989 469.78
1990 482.2
1991 500.02
1992 513.52
1993 519.46
1994 524.86
1995 528.1
1996 525.94
1997 529.18
1998 538.9
1999 542.14
2000 536.2
2001 534.04
2002 527.56
2003 525.94
2004 523.78
2005 524.86
2006 522.7
2007 524.32
2008 528.1
2009 530.26
2010 521.08
2011 519.46
2012 518.38
2013 517.3
2014 525.94
2015 538.36
2016 538.9
2017 540.52
2018 546.46
Today 549.16