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Value of 1954 New Zealand Dollars today

$100 in 1954
$3,052.03 in 2022

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1954 and today has been 2,952.03%, which translates into a total increase of $2,952.03. This means that 100 dollars in 1954 are equivalent to 3,052.03 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1954 equals $3,052.03 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 5.16%.

Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1954 - 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 1954-2021 2,763.65%
Cumulative inflation 1954-today 2,952.03%
Avg. Annual inflation 1954-2021 5.13%
CPI 1954 3.91
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 1954 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1954 ×
CPI2021/CPI1954
=$ 100 ×
111.89/3.91
$2,863.65

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

Valuetoday
=Value1954 ×
CPItoday/CPI1954
=$ 100 ×
119.25/3.91
$3,052.03

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 67 years between 1954 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 5.1345%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.051345)67
$2,863.65

New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1954 $28.64 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1954 $143.18 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1954 $286.37 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1954 $1,431.83 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1954 $2,863.65 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1954 $14,318.27 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1954 $28,636.53 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1954 $143,182.67 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1954 $286,365.34 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1954 $1,431,826.7 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1954 $2,863,653.39 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1954 $14,318,266.97 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1954 $28,636,533.95 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1954 2,952.03%
Avg. annual inflation From 1954 5.16%
CPI 1954 3.91
CPI today 119.25

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1954 100
1955 102.51
1956 106.08
1957 108.39
1958 113.21
1959 117.54
1960 118.36
1961 120.49
1962 123.72
1963 126.16
1964 130.54
1965 134.98
1966 138.7
1967 147.1
1968 153.44
1969 161
1970 171.49
1971 189.3
1972 202.43
1973 218.96
1974 243.28
1975 279.01
1976 326.18
1977 373.09
1978 417.7
1979 474.93
1980 556.38
1981 641.9
1982 745.65
1983 800.39
1984 849.78
1985 980.8
1986 1,110.4
1987 1,285.22
1988 1,367.16
1989 1,445.31
1990 1,533.45
1991 1,573.35
1992 1,589.32
1993 1,609.79
1994 1,637.89
1995 1,699.39
1996 1,738.23
1997 1,758.87
1998 1,781.12
1999 1,779.09
2000 1,825.61
2001 1,873.55
2002 1,923.71
2003 1,957.44
2004 2,002.27
2005 2,063.08
2006 2,132.51
2007 2,183.18
2008 2,269.61
2009 2,317.63
2010 2,370.98
2011 2,466.48
2012 2,492.63
2013 2,520.9
2014 2,551.85
2015 2,559.32
2016 2,575.86
2017 2,623.53
2018 2,665.46
2019 2,708.63
2020 2,755.07
2021 2,863.65
2022-Q1 2,987.93
Today 3,052.03

All available years

Today's value of New Zealand dollars by year:

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