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Value of 1976 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1976
¥176.45 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1976 and today has been 76.45%, which translates into a total increase of ¥76.45. This means that 100 yen in 1976 are equivalent to 176.45 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1976 equals ¥176.45 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.24%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1976 - 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 1976-2021 71.8%
Cumulative inflation 1976-today 76.45%
Avg. Annual inflation 1976-2021 1.21%
CPI 1976 59.12
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 1976 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1976 ×
CPI2021/CPI1976
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/59.12
¥171.8

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

Valuetoday
=Value1976 ×
CPItoday/CPI1976
=¥ 100 ×
104.31/59.12
¥176.45

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 45 years between 1976 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.2098%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.012098)45
¥171.8

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1976 ¥1.72 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1976 ¥8.59 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1976 ¥17.18 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1976 ¥85.9 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1976 ¥171.8 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1976 ¥859 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1976 ¥1,718 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1976 ¥8,589.98 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1976 ¥17,179.96 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1976 ¥85,899.8 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1976 ¥171,799.6 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1976 ¥858,998 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1976 ¥1,717,996 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1976 76.45%
Avg. annual inflation From 1976 1.24%
CPI 1976 59.12
CPI today 104.31

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1976 100
1977 108.15
1978 112.69
1979 116.89
1980 125.98
1981 132.19
1982 135.82
1983 138.38
1984 141.49
1985 144.37
1986 145.25
1987 145.44
1988 146.38
1989 149.74
1990 154.33
1991 159.39
1992 162.14
1993 164.18
1994 165.31
1995 165.17
1996 165.4
1997 168.21
1998 169.3
1999 168.71
2000 167.55
2001 166.39
2002 164.9
2003 164.47
2004 164.45
2005 163.98
2006 164.39
2007 164.47
2008 166.73
2009 164.51
2010 163.29
2011 162.84
2012 162.77
2013 163.32
2014 167.82
2015 169.16
2016 168.94
2017 169.76
2018 171.44
2019 172.24
2020 172.2
2021 171.8
2022-04 174.8
Today 176.45

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

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