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Value of 1951 New Zealand Dollars today

$100 in 1951
$3,596.16 in 2022

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1951 and today has been 3,496.16%, which translates into a total increase of $3,496.16. This means that 100 dollars in 1951 are equivalent to 3,596.16 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1951 equals $3,596.16 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 5.18%.

Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1951 - 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 1951-2021 3,274.2%
Cumulative inflation 1951-today 3,496.16%
Avg. Annual inflation 1951-2021 5.16%
CPI 1951 3.32
CPI 2021 111.89
CPI 2022-Q1 (latest official data) 116.75
CPI today 119.25

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 1951 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1951 ×
CPI2021/CPI1951
=$ 100 ×
111.89/3.32
$3,374.2

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 119.25:

Valuetoday
=Value1951 ×
CPItoday/CPI1951
=$ 100 ×
119.25/3.32
$3,596.16

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 70 years between 1951 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 5.1553%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.051553)70
$3,374.2

New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1951 $33.74 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1951 $168.71 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1951 $337.42 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1951 $1,687.1 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1951 $3,374.2 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1951 $16,871 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1951 $33,742 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1951 $168,709.99 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1951 $337,419.98 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1951 $1,687,099.9 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1951 $3,374,199.81 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1951 $16,870,999.05 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1951 $33,741,998.09 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1951 3,496.16%
Avg. annual inflation From 1951 5.18%
CPI 1951 3.32
CPI today 119.25

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1951 100
1952 107.75
1953 112.63
1954 117.83
1955 120.79
1956 125
1957 127.72
1958 133.39
1959 138.5
1960 139.47
1961 141.97
1962 145.78
1963 148.65
1964 153.81
1965 159.04
1966 163.42
1967 173.32
1968 180.79
1969 189.7
1970 202.06
1971 223.05
1972 238.51
1973 257.99
1974 286.65
1975 328.75
1976 384.33
1977 439.61
1978 492.17
1979 559.6
1980 655.58
1981 756.34
1982 878.59
1983 943.09
1984 1,001.29
1985 1,155.66
1986 1,308.37
1987 1,514.36
1988 1,610.9
1989 1,702.98
1990 1,806.84
1991 1,853.86
1992 1,872.67
1993 1,896.79
1994 1,929.9
1995 2,002.36
1996 2,048.13
1997 2,072.45
1998 2,098.67
1999 2,096.27
2000 2,151.09
2001 2,207.58
2002 2,266.67
2003 2,306.42
2004 2,359.25
2005 2,430.9
2006 2,512.71
2007 2,572.41
2008 2,674.25
2009 2,730.83
2010 2,793.69
2011 2,906.22
2012 2,937.02
2013 2,970.34
2014 3,006.8
2015 3,015.61
2016 3,035.09
2017 3,091.27
2018 3,140.67
2019 3,191.54
2020 3,246.26
2021 3,374.2
2022-Q1 3,520.64
Today 3,596.16

All available years

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