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Value of 1997 New Zealand Dollars today

$100 in 1997
$180.03 in 2022

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1997 and today has been 80.03%, which translates into a total increase of $80.03. This means that 100 dollars in 1997 are equivalent to 180.03 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1997 equals $180.03 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.38%.

Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1997 - 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 1997-2021 62.81%
Cumulative inflation 1997-today 80.03%
Avg. Annual inflation 1997-2021 2.05%
CPI 1997 68.72
CPI 2021 111.89
CPI 2022-Q2 (latest official data) 118.69
CPI today 123.72

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 1997 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1997 ×
CPI2021/CPI1997
=$ 100 ×
111.89/68.72
$162.81

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 123.72:

Valuetoday
=Value1997 ×
CPItoday/CPI1997
=$ 100 ×
123.72/68.72
$180.03

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 24 years between 1997 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.0517%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.020517)24
$162.81

New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1997 $1.63 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1997 $8.14 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1997 $16.28 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1997 $81.41 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1997 $162.81 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1997 $814.06 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1997 $1,628.12 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1997 $8,140.62 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1997 $16,281.24 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1997 $81,406.21 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1997 $162,812.41 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1997 $814,062.06 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1997 $1,628,124.12 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1997 80.03%
Avg. annual inflation From 1997 2.38%
CPI 1997 68.72
CPI today 123.72

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1997 100
1998 101.27
1999 101.15
2000 103.79
2001 106.52
2002 109.37
2003 111.29
2004 113.84
2005 117.3
2006 121.24
2007 124.12
2008 129.04
2009 131.77
2010 134.8
2011 140.23
2012 141.72
2013 143.33
2014 145.08
2015 145.51
2016 146.45
2017 149.16
2018 151.54
2019 154
2020 156.64
2021 162.81
2022-Q2 172.7
Today 180.03

All available years

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