Value of 1944 New Zealand Dollars today

$100 in 1944

$4,290.29 today

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1944 and today has been 4,190.29%, which translates into a total increase of $4,190.29. This means that 100 dollars in 1944 are equivalent to 4,290.29 dollars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1944 equals $4,290.29 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 5.14%.

Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1944-2019)

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 (NZD) 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 (1944-2018) 4,114.83%
Total Inflation* 4,190.29%
Annual inflation avg. (1944-2018) 5.19%
Annual inflation avg.* 5.14%
CPI 1944 2.44
CPI 2018 102.84
CPI today* 104.69
$1 in 1944 $42.15 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 74 years between 1944 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 5.1396%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.05)74 = $4,214.83

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 1944 was 2.44 and the CPI today is 104.69. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
102.84/2.44
= $4,214.83

New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1944 $42.9 dollars today
$5 dollars in 1944 $214.51 dollars today
$10 dollars in 1944 $429.03 dollars today
$50 dollars in 1944 $2,145.14 dollars today
$100 dollars in 1944 $4,290.29 dollars today
$500 dollars in 1944 $21,451.44 dollars today
$1,000 dollars in 1944 $42,902.89 dollars today
$5,000 dollars in 1944 $214,514.44 dollars today
$10,000 dollars in 1944 $429,028.89 dollars today
$50,000 dollars in 1944 $2,145,144.43 dollars today
$100,000 dollars in 1944 $4,290,288.87 dollars today
$500,000 dollars in 1944 $21,451,444.33 dollars today
$1,000,000 dollars in 1944 $42,902,888.66 dollars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1944 100
1945 101.47
1946 102.78
1947 102.6
1948 113.01
1949 114.83
1950 116.9
1951 126.89
1952 142.05
1953 148.59
1954 156.86
1955 160.65
1956 164.67
1957 172.25
1958 175.37
1959 186.7
1960 188.84
1961 191.8
1962 195.9
1963 200.01
1964 204.44
1965 213.63
1966 218.73
1967 223.88
1968 238.57
1969 250.67
1970 260.61
1971 286.55
1972 312.69
1973 329.77
1974 363.26
1975 408.86
1976 473.05
1977 547.05
1978 630.87
1979 694.58
1980 809.4
1981 939.99
1982 1,087.57
1983 1,253.95
1984 1,299.07
1985 1,421.18
1986 1,638.12
1987 1,936.91
1988 2,122.68
1989 2,222.71
1990 2,382.74
1991 2,498.32
1992 2,522.77
1993 2,556.11
1994 2,591.67
1995 2,664.24
1996 2,741.99
1997 2,811.97
1998 2,835.29
1999 2,845.66
2000 2,860.13
2001 2,973.85
2002 3,027.87
2003 3,110.32
2004 3,158.65
2005 3,243.94
2006 3,346.29
2007 3,434.45
2008 3,543.81
2009 3,663.42
2010 3,735.18
2011 3,885.55
2012 3,957.31
2013 3,994.9
2014 4,059.83
2015 4,090.59
2016 4,094.01
2017 4,148.68
2018 4,214.83
Today 4,290.29