Value of 1979 Mexican Pesos today

$100 in 1979

$250,812.33 in 2018

The inflation rate in Mexico between 1979 and today has been 250,712.33%, which translates into a total increase of $250,712.33. This means that 100 pesos in 1979 are equivalent to 250,812.33 pesos in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1979 equals $250,812.33 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 21.61%.

Inflation timeline in Mexico (1979-2018)

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 (1979-2018) 240,827.9%
Total Inflation* 250,712.33%
Annual inflation avg. (1979-2018) 22.1%
Annual inflation avg.* 21.61%
CPI 1979 0.05
CPI 2018 112.11
CPI today* 116.71
$1 in 1979 $2,409.28 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 39 years between 1979 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 21.614%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.22)39 = $240,927.9

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 1979 was 0.05 and the CPI today is 116.71. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
112.11/0.05
= $240,927.9

Mexico inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 peso in 1979 $2,508.12 pesos today
$5 pesos in 1979 $12,540.62 pesos today
$10 pesos in 1979 $25,081.23 pesos today
$50 pesos in 1979 $125,406.17 pesos today
$100 pesos in 1979 $250,812.33 pesos today
$500 pesos in 1979 $1,254,061.66 pesos today
$1,000 pesos in 1979 $2,508,123.31 pesos today
$5,000 pesos in 1979 $12,540,616.56 pesos today
$10,000 pesos in 1979 $25,081,233.11 pesos today
$50,000 pesos in 1979 $125,406,165.56 pesos today
$100,000 pesos in 1979 $250,812,331.13 pesos today
$500,000 pesos in 1979 $1,254,061,655.63 pesos today
$1,000,000 pesos in 1979 $2,508,123,311.25 pesos today

Value of Peso in time (by year)

Period Value
1979 100
1980 120.02
1981 155.84
1982 200.55
1983 398.77
1984 720.89
1985 1,147.35
1986 1,878.78
1987 3,865.56
1988 10,018.29
1989 15,193.48
1990 18,186.2
1991 23,629.26
1992 28,070.28
1993 31,421.34
1994 33,937.94
1995 36,331.09
1996 55,210.93
1997 70,507.01
1998 81,589.66
1999 96,772.8
2000 108,693.91
2001 118,432.13
2002 123,647.29
2003 130,695.79
2004 135,892.94
2005 142,946.94
2006 147,710.98
2007 153,698.11
2008 159,475.69
2009 169,886.49
2010 175,957.43
2011 183,702.36
2012 190,717.51
2013 197,522.87
2014 205,372.5
2015 213,754.41
2016 218,309.04
2017 225,644.94
2018 240,927.9
Today 250,812.33