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Value of 1988 Japanese Yen today

¥100 in 1988
¥119.14 in 2022

The inflation rate in Japan between 1988 and today has been 19.14%, which translates into a total increase of ¥19.14. This means that 100 yen in 1988 are equivalent to 119.14 yen in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ¥100 in 1988 equals ¥119.14 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 0.52%.

Inflation timeline in Japan (1988 - 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 1988-2021 17.36%
Cumulative inflation 1988-today 19.14%
Avg. Annual inflation 1988-2021 0.49%
CPI 1988 86.54
CPI 2021 101.56
CPI 2022-03 (latest official data) 102.93
CPI today 103.1

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 1988 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1988 ×
CPI2021/CPI1988
=¥ 100 ×
101.56/86.54
¥117.36

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 103.1:

Valuetoday
=Value1988 ×
CPItoday/CPI1988
=¥ 100 ×
103.1/86.54
¥119.14

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 33 years between 1988 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 0.4863%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=¥100 × (1 + 0.004863)33
¥117.36

Japan inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
¥1 yen in 1988 ¥1.17 yen in 2021
¥5 yen in 1988 ¥5.87 yen in 2021
¥10 yen in 1988 ¥11.74 yen in 2021
¥50 yen in 1988 ¥58.68 yen in 2021
¥100 yen in 1988 ¥117.36 yen in 2021
¥500 yen in 1988 ¥586.81 yen in 2021
¥1,000 yen in 1988 ¥1,173.63 yen in 2021
¥5,000 yen in 1988 ¥5,868.14 yen in 2021
¥10,000 yen in 1988 ¥11,736.27 yen in 2021
¥50,000 yen in 1988 ¥58,681.35 yen in 2021
¥100,000 yen in 1988 ¥117,362.7 yen in 2021
¥500,000 yen in 1988 ¥586,813.51 yen in 2021
¥1,000,000 yen in 1988 ¥1,173,627.03 yen in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1988 19.14%
Avg. annual inflation From 1988 0.52%
CPI 1988 86.54
CPI today 103.1

Value of Yen over time (by year)

Period Value
1988 100
1989 102.29
1990 105.43
1991 108.88
1992 110.76
1993 112.16
1994 112.93
1995 112.83
1996 112.99
1997 114.91
1998 115.66
1999 115.25
2000 114.46
2001 113.67
2002 112.65
2003 112.35
2004 112.34
2005 112.02
2006 112.3
2007 112.35
2008 113.9
2009 112.38
2010 111.55
2011 111.25
2012 111.2
2013 111.57
2014 114.65
2015 115.56
2016 115.41
2017 115.97
2018 117.12
2019 117.67
2020 117.64
2021 117.36
2022-03 118.94
Today 119.14

All available years

Today's value of japanese yen by year:

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