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Value of 1974 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1974
¥213.14 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1974 and today has been 113.14%, which translates into a total increase of ¥113.14. This means that 100 yen in 1974 are equivalent to 213.14 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1974 equals ¥213.14 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.59%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1974 - 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 1974-2021 109.98%
Cumulative inflation 1974-today 113.14%
Avg. Annual inflation 1974-2021 1.59%
CPI 1974 48.37
CPI 2021 101.56
CPI 2022-03 (latest official data) 102.93
CPI today 103.09

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 1974 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1974 ×
CPI2021/CPI1974
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/48.37
¥209.98

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 103.09:

Valuetoday
=Value1974 ×
CPItoday/CPI1974
=¥ 100 ×
103.09/48.37
¥213.14

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 47 years between 1974 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.5909%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.015909)47
¥209.98

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1974 ¥2.1 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1974 ¥10.5 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1974 ¥21 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1974 ¥104.99 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1974 ¥209.98 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1974 ¥1,049.9 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1974 ¥2,099.81 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1974 ¥10,499.03 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1974 ¥20,998.06 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1974 ¥104,990.32 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1974 ¥209,980.64 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1974 ¥1,049,903.2 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1974 ¥2,099,806.4 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1974 113.14%
Avg. annual inflation From 1974 1.59%
CPI 1974 48.37
CPI today 103.09

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 111.73
1976 122.22
1977 132.19
1978 137.73
1979 142.87
1980 153.97
1981 161.57
1982 166.01
1983 169.13
1984 172.93
1985 176.46
1986 177.53
1987 177.76
1988 178.92
1989 183.02
1990 188.63
1991 194.81
1992 198.18
1993 200.67
1994 202.05
1995 201.88
1996 202.16
1997 205.6
1998 206.93
1999 206.21
2000 204.79
2001 203.37
2002 201.54
2003 201.02
2004 201
2005 200.42
2006 200.93
2007 201.02
2008 203.79
2009 201.07
2010 199.58
2011 199.04
2012 198.95
2013 199.61
2014 205.12
2015 206.75
2016 206.49
2017 207.49
2018 209.54
2019 210.52
2020 210.47
2021 209.98
2022-03 212.8
Today 213.14

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

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