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Value of 1986 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1986
¥120.06 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1986 and today has been 20.06%, which translates into a total increase of ¥20.06. This means that 100 yen in 1986 are equivalent to 120.06 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1986 equals ¥120.06 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 0.51%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1986 - 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 1986-2021 18.28%
Cumulative inflation 1986-today 20.06%
Avg. Annual inflation 1986-2021 0.48%
CPI 1986 85.87
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 1986 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1986 ×
CPI2021/CPI1986
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/85.87
¥118.28

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

Valuetoday
=Value1986 ×
CPItoday/CPI1986
=¥ 100 ×
103.09/85.87
¥120.06

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 35 years between 1986 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 0.4808%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.004808)35
¥118.28

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1986 ¥1.18 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1986 ¥5.91 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1986 ¥11.83 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1986 ¥59.14 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1986 ¥118.28 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1986 ¥591.39 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1986 ¥1,182.79 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1986 ¥5,913.94 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1986 ¥11,827.88 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1986 ¥59,139.39 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1986 ¥118,278.78 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1986 ¥591,393.92 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1986 ¥1,182,787.83 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1986 20.06%
Avg. annual inflation From 1986 0.51%
CPI 1986 85.87
CPI today 103.09

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1986 100
1987 100.13
1988 100.78
1989 103.09
1990 106.25
1991 109.73
1992 111.63
1993 113.03
1994 113.81
1995 113.71
1996 113.87
1997 115.81
1998 116.56
1999 116.15
2000 115.35
2001 114.55
2002 113.53
2003 113.23
2004 113.22
2005 112.89
2006 113.18
2007 113.23
2008 114.79
2009 113.26
2010 112.42
2011 112.11
2012 112.06
2013 112.44
2014 115.54
2015 116.46
2016 116.31
2017 116.88
2018 118.03
2019 118.59
2020 118.56
2021 118.28
2022-03 119.87
Today 120.06

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

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