# Value of 1993 New Zealand Dollars today

\$100 in 1993

\$173.74 in 2021

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1993 and today has been 73.74%, which translates into a total increase of \$73.74. This means that 100 dollars in 1993 are equivalent to 173.74 dollars in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of \$100 in 1993 equals \$173.74 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.92%.

## Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1993-2021)

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 (1993-2021) 73.58%
Total Inflation* 73.74%
Annual inflation avg. (1993-2021) 1.99%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.92%
CPI 1993 62.37
CPI 2021 108.26
CPI today* 108.36
\$1 in 1993 \$1.74 in 2021

* 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 with 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 28 years between 1993 and 2021 and the average inflation rate has been 1.923%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = \$100 * (1 + 0.02)28 = \$173.58

#### 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 1993 was 62.37 and the CPI today is 108.36. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= \$100 *
108.26/62.37
= \$173.58

### New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1993 \$1.74 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 1993 \$8.69 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 1993 \$17.37 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 1993 \$86.87 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 1993 \$173.74 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 1993 \$868.69 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 1993 \$1,737.39 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 1993 \$8,686.94 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 1993 \$17,373.88 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 1993 \$86,869.41 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 1993 \$173,738.82 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 1993 \$868,694.11 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1993 \$1,737,388.23 dollars today

Period Value
1993 100
1994 101.39
1995 104.23
1996 107.27
1997 110.01
1998 110.92
1999 111.33
2000 111.89
2001 116.34
2002 118.46
2003 121.68
2004 123.57
2005 126.91
2006 130.91
2007 134.36
2008 138.64
2009 143.32
2010 146.13
2011 152.01
2012 154.82
2013 156.29
2014 158.83
2015 160.03
2016 160.17
2017 162.3
2018 164.89
2019 168.01
2020 171.12
2021 173.58
Today 173.74