Value of 1972 Mexican Pesos today

$100 in 1972

$769,051.17 in 2018

The inflation rate in Mexico between 1972 and today has been 768,951.17%, which translates into a total increase of $768,951.17. This means that 100 pesos in 1972 are equivalent to 769,051.17 pesos in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1972 equals $769,051.17 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 20.97%.

Inflation timeline in Mexico (1972-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of $100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing 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 (MXN) 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1972-2018) 738,643.13%
Total Inflation* 768,951.17%
Annual inflation avg. (1972-2018) 21.37%
Annual inflation avg.* 20.97%
CPI 1972 0.02
CPI 2018 112.11
CPI today* 116.71
$1 in 1972 $7,387.43 in 2018

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

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 compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: 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 46 years between 1972 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 20.9706%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.21)46 = $738,743.13

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1972 was 0.02 and the CPI today is 116.71. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
112.11/0.02
= $738,743.13

Mexico inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 peso in 1972 $7,690.51 pesos today
$5 pesos in 1972 $38,452.56 pesos today
$10 pesos in 1972 $76,905.12 pesos today
$50 pesos in 1972 $384,525.59 pesos today
$100 pesos in 1972 $769,051.17 pesos today
$500 pesos in 1972 $3,845,255.87 pesos today
$1,000 pesos in 1972 $7,690,511.75 pesos today
$5,000 pesos in 1972 $38,452,558.74 pesos today
$10,000 pesos in 1972 $76,905,117.49 pesos today
$50,000 pesos in 1972 $384,525,587.44 pesos today
$100,000 pesos in 1972 $769,051,174.87 pesos today
$500,000 pesos in 1972 $3,845,255,874.35 pesos today
$1,000,000 pesos in 1972 $7,690,511,748.7 pesos today

Value of Peso in time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 105.56
1974 128.12
1975 154.5
1976 171.97
1977 218.75
1978 263.94
1979 306.62
1980 368.01
1981 477.85
1982 614.92
1983 1,222.73
1984 2,210.43
1985 3,518.05
1986 5,760.78
1987 11,852.73
1988 30,718.5
1989 46,586.87
1990 55,763.29
1991 72,453.02
1992 86,070.25
1993 96,345.42
1994 104,061.93
1995 111,399.89
1996 169,290.06
1997 216,191.51
1998 250,173.59
1999 296,728.78
2000 333,281.78
2001 363,141.52
2002 379,132.45
2003 400,744.85
2004 416,680.56
2005 438,309.82
2006 452,917.54
2007 471,275.52
2008 488,990.99
2009 520,913.02
2010 539,527.97
2011 563,275.81
2012 584,785.94
2013 605,652.83
2014 629,721.69
2015 655,422.64
2016 669,388.24
2017 691,881.88
2018 738,743.13
Today 769,051.17