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Value of 1969 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1969
¥353.47 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1969 and today has been 253.47%, which translates into a total increase of ¥253.47. This means that 100 yen in 1969 are equivalent to 353.47 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1969 equals ¥353.47 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.41%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1969 - 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 1969-2021 243.85%
Cumulative inflation 1969-today 253.47%
Avg. Annual inflation 1969-2021 2.4%
CPI 1969 29.54
CPI 2021 101.56
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 103.33
CPI today 104.4

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 1969 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1969 ×
CPI2021/CPI1969
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/29.54
¥343.85

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.4:

Valuetoday
=Value1969 ×
CPItoday/CPI1969
=¥ 100 ×
104.4/29.54
¥353.47

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 52 years between 1969 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.4035%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.024035)52
¥343.85

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1969 ¥3.44 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1969 ¥17.19 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1969 ¥34.38 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1969 ¥171.92 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1969 ¥343.85 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1969 ¥1,719.23 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1969 ¥3,438.45 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1969 ¥17,192.26 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1969 ¥34,384.53 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1969 ¥171,922.65 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1969 ¥343,845.29 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1969 ¥1,719,226.47 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1969 ¥3,438,452.94 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1969 253.47%
Avg. annual inflation From 1969 2.41%
CPI 1969 29.54
CPI today 104.4

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1969 100
1970 106.76
1971 113.57
1972 119.09
1973 132.9
1974 163.75
1975 182.97
1976 200.14
1977 216.46
1978 225.53
1979 233.95
1980 252.13
1981 264.57
1982 271.84
1983 276.95
1984 283.18
1985 288.96
1986 290.71
1987 291.08
1988 292.98
1989 299.7
1990 308.89
1991 319
1992 324.51
1993 328.59
1994 330.86
1995 330.58
1996 331.03
1997 336.66
1998 338.85
1999 337.67
2000 335.34
2001 333.02
2002 330.03
2003 329.17
2004 329.14
2005 328.19
2006 329.02
2007 329.17
2008 333.71
2009 329.25
2010 326.81
2011 325.92
2012 325.78
2013 326.87
2014 335.89
2015 338.56
2016 338.13
2017 339.77
2018 343.13
2019 344.74
2020 344.65
2021 343.85
2022-04 349.85
Today 353.47

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

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