# Value of 1996 New Zealand Dollars today

\$100 in 1996

\$161.97 in 2021

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1996 and today has been 61.97%, which translates into a total increase of \$61.97. This means that 100 dollars in 1996 are equivalent to 161.97 dollars in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of \$100 in 1996 equals \$161.97 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.87%.

## Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1996-2021)

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 (1996-2021) 61.81%
Total Inflation* 61.97%
Annual inflation avg. (1996-2021) 1.94%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.87%
CPI 1996 66.91
CPI 2021 108.26
CPI today* 108.37
\$1 in 1996 \$1.62 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 25 years between 1996 and 2021 and the average inflation rate has been 1.872%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = \$100 * (1 + 0.02)25 = \$161.81

#### 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 1996 was 66.91 and the CPI today is 108.37. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= \$100 *
108.26/66.91
= \$161.81

### New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1996 \$1.62 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 1996 \$8.1 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 1996 \$16.2 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 1996 \$80.98 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 1996 \$161.97 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 1996 \$809.84 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 1996 \$1,619.67 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 1996 \$8,098.37 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 1996 \$16,196.75 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 1996 \$80,983.73 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 1996 \$161,967.46 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 1996 \$809,837.32 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1996 \$1,619,674.63 dollars today

Period Value
1996 100
1997 102.55
1998 103.4
1999 103.78
2000 104.31
2001 108.46
2002 110.43
2003 113.43
2004 115.2
2005 118.31
2006 122.04
2007 125.25
2008 129.24
2009 133.6
2010 136.22
2011 141.71
2012 144.32
2013 145.69
2014 148.06
2015 149.18
2016 149.31
2017 151.3
2018 153.71
2019 156.62
2020 159.52
2021 161.81
Today 161.97