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Value of 1961 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1961
¥542.27 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1961 and today has been 442.27%, which translates into a total increase of ¥442.27. This means that 100 yen in 1961 are equivalent to 542.27 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1961 equals ¥542.27 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.81%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1961 - 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 1961-2021 425.55%
Cumulative inflation 1961-today 442.27%
Avg. Annual inflation 1961-2021 2.8%
CPI 1961 19.32
CPI 2021 101.56
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 103.33
CPI today 104.79

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 1961 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1961 ×
CPI2021/CPI1961
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/19.32
¥525.55

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.79:

Valuetoday
=Value1961 ×
CPItoday/CPI1961
=¥ 100 ×
104.79/19.32
¥542.27

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 60 years between 1961 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.8041%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.028041)60
¥525.55

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1961 ¥5.26 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1961 ¥26.28 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1961 ¥52.56 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1961 ¥262.78 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1961 ¥525.55 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1961 ¥2,627.77 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1961 ¥5,255.53 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1961 ¥26,277.66 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1961 ¥52,555.32 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1961 ¥262,776.6 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1961 ¥525,553.19 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1961 ¥2,627,765.97 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1961 ¥5,255,531.94 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1961 442.27%
Avg. annual inflation From 1961 2.81%
CPI 1961 19.32
CPI today 104.79

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1961 100
1962 106.84
1963 114
1964 118.33
1965 126.21
1966 132.57
1967 137.86
1968 145.22
1969 152.85
1970 163.18
1971 173.59
1972 182.02
1973 203.14
1974 250.29
1975 279.66
1976 305.91
1977 330.85
1978 344.72
1979 357.58
1980 385.37
1981 404.38
1982 415.49
1983 423.31
1984 432.83
1985 441.66
1986 444.33
1987 444.91
1988 447.8
1989 458.08
1990 472.12
1991 487.58
1992 496.01
1993 502.24
1994 505.71
1995 505.27
1996 505.97
1997 514.58
1998 517.91
1999 516.11
2000 512.56
2001 509
2002 504.44
2003 503.12
2004 503.08
2005 501.63
2006 502.9
2007 503.12
2008 510.06
2009 503.25
2010 499.52
2011 498.16
2012 497.94
2013 499.61
2014 513.39
2015 517.48
2016 516.82
2017 519.32
2018 524.46
2019 526.91
2020 526.78
2021 525.55
2022-04 534.73
Today 542.27

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

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