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Value of 1946 New Zealand Dollars today

$100 in 1946
$4,776.57 in 2022

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1946 and today has been 4,676.57%, which translates into a total increase of $4,676.57. This means that 100 dollars in 1946 are equivalent to 4,776.57 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1946 equals $4,776.57 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 5.22%.

Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1946 - 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 (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 extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1946-2021 4,382.59%
Cumulative inflation 1946-today 4,676.57%
Avg. Annual inflation 1946-2021 5.2%
CPI 1946 2.5
CPI 2021 111.89
CPI 2022-Q1 (latest official data) 116.75
CPI today 119.23

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 1946 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1946 ×
CPI2021/CPI1946
=$ 100 ×
111.89/2.5
$4,482.59

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 119.23:

Valuetoday
=Value1946 ×
CPItoday/CPI1946
=$ 100 ×
119.23/2.5
$4,776.57

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 75 years between 1946 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 5.2011%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.052011)75
$4,482.59

New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1946 $44.83 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1946 $224.13 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1946 $448.26 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1946 $2,241.3 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1946 $4,482.59 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1946 $22,412.96 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1946 $44,825.91 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1946 $224,129.55 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1946 $448,259.11 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1946 $2,241,295.53 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1946 $4,482,591.05 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1946 $22,412,955.25 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1946 $44,825,910.51 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1946 4,676.57%
Avg. annual inflation From 1946 5.22%
CPI 1946 2.5
CPI today 119.23

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1946 100
1947 103.29
1948 111.36
1949 113.21
1950 119.66
1951 132.85
1952 143.15
1953 149.63
1954 156.53
1955 160.46
1956 166.06
1957 169.67
1958 177.21
1959 183.99
1960 185.28
1961 188.61
1962 193.67
1963 197.48
1964 204.34
1965 211.28
1966 217.1
1967 230.25
1968 240.18
1969 252.01
1970 268.44
1971 296.32
1972 316.86
1973 342.74
1974 380.82
1975 436.74
1976 510.58
1977 584.02
1978 653.85
1979 743.42
1980 870.92
1981 1,004.79
1982 1,167.2
1983 1,252.88
1984 1,330.2
1985 1,535.29
1986 1,738.15
1987 2,011.81
1988 2,140.07
1989 2,262.39
1990 2,400.37
1991 2,462.83
1992 2,487.82
1993 2,519.87
1994 2,563.85
1995 2,660.12
1996 2,720.92
1997 2,753.22
1998 2,788.06
1999 2,784.87
2000 2,857.7
2001 2,932.74
2002 3,011.26
2003 3,064.06
2004 3,134.23
2005 3,229.42
2006 3,338.1
2007 3,417.42
2008 3,552.72
2009 3,627.88
2010 3,711.39
2011 3,860.89
2012 3,901.81
2013 3,946.07
2014 3,994.51
2015 4,006.2
2016 4,032.09
2017 4,106.72
2018 4,172.35
2019 4,239.93
2020 4,312.63
2021 4,482.59
2022-Q1 4,677.13
Today 4,776.57

All available years

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