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Value of 1972 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1972
¥296.55 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1972 and today has been 196.55%, which translates into a total increase of ¥196.55. This means that 100 yen in 1972 are equivalent to 296.55 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1972 equals ¥296.55 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.2%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1972 - 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 1972-2021 188.74%
Cumulative inflation 1972-today 196.55%
Avg. Annual inflation 1972-2021 2.19%
CPI 1972 35.17
CPI 2021 101.56
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 103.33
CPI today 104.31

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 1972 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1972 ×
CPI2021/CPI1972
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/35.17
¥288.74

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.31:

Valuetoday
=Value1972 ×
CPItoday/CPI1972
=¥ 100 ×
104.31/35.17
¥296.55

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 49 years between 1972 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.1875%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.021875)49
¥288.74

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1972 ¥2.89 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1972 ¥14.44 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1972 ¥28.87 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1972 ¥144.37 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1972 ¥288.74 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1972 ¥1,443.68 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1972 ¥2,887.36 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1972 ¥14,436.8 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1972 ¥28,873.61 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1972 ¥144,368.03 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1972 ¥288,736.05 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1972 ¥1,443,680.25 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1972 ¥2,887,360.5 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1972 196.55%
Avg. annual inflation From 1972 2.2%
CPI 1972 35.17
CPI today 104.31

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 111.6
1974 137.51
1975 153.64
1976 168.07
1977 181.77
1978 189.39
1979 196.45
1980 211.72
1981 222.17
1982 228.27
1983 232.56
1984 237.8
1985 242.64
1986 244.11
1987 244.43
1988 246.02
1989 251.66
1990 259.38
1991 267.87
1992 272.5
1993 275.93
1994 277.83
1995 277.59
1996 277.98
1997 282.71
1998 284.54
1999 283.55
2000 281.6
2001 279.64
2002 277.13
2003 276.41
2004 276.39
2005 275.59
2006 276.29
2007 276.41
2008 280.22
2009 276.48
2010 274.43
2011 273.69
2012 273.56
2013 274.48
2014 282.06
2015 284.3
2016 283.94
2017 285.31
2018 288.13
2019 289.48
2020 289.41
2021 288.74
2022-04 293.78
Today 296.55

All available years

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