Value of 1992 New Zealand Dollars today

$100 in 1992

$170.38 in 2019

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1992 and today has been 70.38%, which translates into a total increase of $70.38. This means that 100 dollars in 1992 are equivalent to 170.38 dollars in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1992 equals $170.38 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.92%.

Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1992-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of $100 throughout the years due to 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1992-2019) 70.23%
Total Inflation* 70.38%
Annual inflation avg. (1992-2019) 1.99%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.92%
CPI 1992 61.56
CPI 2019 104.79
CPI today* 104.88
$1 in 1992 $1.7 in 2019

* 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 27 years between 1992 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 1.9213%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.02)27 = $170.23

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 1992 was 61.56 and the CPI today is 104.88. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
104.79/61.56
= $170.23

New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1992 $1.7 dollars today
$5 dollars in 1992 $8.52 dollars today
$10 dollars in 1992 $17.04 dollars today
$50 dollars in 1992 $85.19 dollars today
$100 dollars in 1992 $170.38 dollars today
$500 dollars in 1992 $851.89 dollars today
$1,000 dollars in 1992 $1,703.79 dollars today
$5,000 dollars in 1992 $8,518.93 dollars today
$10,000 dollars in 1992 $17,037.86 dollars today
$50,000 dollars in 1992 $85,189.32 dollars today
$100,000 dollars in 1992 $170,378.64 dollars today
$500,000 dollars in 1992 $851,893.19 dollars today
$1,000,000 dollars in 1992 $1,703,786.38 dollars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1992 100
1993 101.32
1994 102.73
1995 105.61
1996 108.69
1997 111.46
1998 112.39
1999 112.8
2000 113.37
2001 117.88
2002 120.02
2003 123.29
2004 125.21
2005 128.59
2006 132.64
2007 136.14
2008 140.47
2009 145.21
2010 148.06
2011 154.02
2012 156.86
2013 158.35
2014 160.93
2015 162.15
2016 162.28
2017 164.45
2018 167.07
2019 170.23
Today 170.38