The inflation rate in Poland between 1990 and today has been 2,058.2%, which translates into a total increase of zł2,058.2. This means that 100 zloty in 1990 are equivalent to 2,158.2 zloty in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of zł100 in 1990 equals zł2,158.2 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 10.08%.
The following chart depicts the equivalence of zł100 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 (PLN) 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:
|Cumulative inflation 1990-2021||1,674.49%|
|Cumulative inflation 1990-today||2,058.2%|
|Avg. Annual inflation 1990-2021||9.72%|
|CPI 2022-10 (latest official data)||137.97|
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.
When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:
To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1990 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:
To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 139.39:
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:
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 zł100 worth today. There are 31 years between 1990 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 9.7218%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:
|Initial Value||Equivalent value|
|zł1 zloty in 1990||→||zł17.74 zloty in 2021|
|zł5 zloty in 1990||→||zł88.72 zloty in 2021|
|zł10 zloty in 1990||→||zł177.45 zloty in 2021|
|zł50 zloty in 1990||→||zł887.25 zloty in 2021|
|zł100 zloty in 1990||→||zł1,774.49 zloty in 2021|
|zł500 zloty in 1990||→||zł8,872.47 zloty in 2021|
|zł1,000 zloty in 1990||→||zł17,744.95 zloty in 2021|
|zł5,000 zloty in 1990||→||zł88,724.73 zloty in 2021|
|zł10,000 zloty in 1990||→||zł177,449.45 zloty in 2021|
|zł50,000 zloty in 1990||→||zł887,247.26 zloty in 2021|
|zł100,000 zloty in 1990||→||zł1,774,494.51 zloty in 2021|
|zł500,000 zloty in 1990||→||zł8,872,472.56 zloty in 2021|
|zł1,000,000 zloty in 1990||→||zł17,744,945.12 zloty in 2021|
|Cumulative inflation From 1990||2,058.2%|
|Avg. annual inflation From 1990||10.08%|
All available years
Today's value of polish zloty by year:
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 |