Value of 1997 New Zealand Dollars today

$100 in 1997

$152.57 today

The inflation rate in New Zealand between 1997 and today has been 52.57%, which translates into a total increase of $52.57. This means that 100 dollars in 1997 are equivalent to 152.57 dollars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1997 equals $152.57 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.94%.

Inflation timeline in New Zealand (1997-2019)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of $100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing 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 (1997-2018) 49.89%
Total Inflation* 52.57%
Annual inflation avg. (1997-2018) 1.95%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.94%
CPI 1997 68.61
CPI 2018 102.84
CPI today* 104.69
$1 in 1997 $1.5 in 2018

* 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 21 years between 1997 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.9389%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.02)21 = $149.89

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 1997 was 68.61 and the CPI today is 104.69. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
102.84/68.61
= $149.89

New Zealand inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1997 $1.53 dollars today
$5 dollars in 1997 $7.63 dollars today
$10 dollars in 1997 $15.26 dollars today
$50 dollars in 1997 $76.29 dollars today
$100 dollars in 1997 $152.57 dollars today
$500 dollars in 1997 $762.86 dollars today
$1,000 dollars in 1997 $1,525.73 dollars today
$5,000 dollars in 1997 $7,628.63 dollars today
$10,000 dollars in 1997 $15,257.25 dollars today
$50,000 dollars in 1997 $76,286.26 dollars today
$100,000 dollars in 1997 $152,572.52 dollars today
$500,000 dollars in 1997 $762,862.6 dollars today
$1,000,000 dollars in 1997 $1,525,725.2 dollars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1997 100
1998 100.83
1999 101.2
2000 101.71
2001 105.76
2002 107.68
2003 110.61
2004 112.33
2005 115.36
2006 119
2007 122.14
2008 126.03
2009 130.28
2010 132.83
2011 138.18
2012 140.73
2013 142.07
2014 144.38
2015 145.47
2016 145.59
2017 147.54
2018 149.89
Today 152.57