Value of 2001 Saudi Riyals today

﷼100 in 2001

﷼157.09 in 2019

The inflation rate in Saudi Arabia between 2001 and today has been 57.09%, which translates into a total increase of ﷼57.09. This means that 100 riyal in 2001 are equivalent to 157.09 riyal in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of ﷼100 in 2001 equals ﷼157.09 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.41%.

Inflation timeline in Saudi Arabia (2001-2019)

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 (SAR) 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 (2001-2019) 56.96%
Total Inflation* 57.09%
Annual inflation avg. (2001-2019) 2.54%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.41%
CPI 2001 65.38
CPI 2019 102.63
CPI today* 102.71
﷼1 in 2001 ﷼1.57 in 2019

* 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 18 years between 2001 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 2.4056%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = ﷼100 * (1 + 0.02)18 = ﷼156.96

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 2001 was 65.38 and the CPI today is 102.71. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= ﷼100 *
102.63/65.38
= ﷼156.96

Saudi Arabia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
﷼1 riyal in 2001 ﷼1.57 riyal today
﷼5 riyal in 2001 ﷼7.85 riyal today
﷼10 riyal in 2001 ﷼15.71 riyal today
﷼50 riyal in 2001 ﷼78.54 riyal today
﷼100 riyal in 2001 ﷼157.09 riyal today
﷼500 riyal in 2001 ﷼785.45 riyal today
﷼1,000 riyal in 2001 ﷼1,570.89 riyal today
﷼5,000 riyal in 2001 ﷼7,854.47 riyal today
﷼10,000 riyal in 2001 ﷼15,708.93 riyal today
﷼50,000 riyal in 2001 ﷼78,544.67 riyal today
﷼100,000 riyal in 2001 ﷼157,089.34 riyal today
﷼500,000 riyal in 2001 ﷼785,446.72 riyal today
﷼1,000,000 riyal in 2001 ﷼1,570,893.44 riyal today

Value of Riyal in time (by year)

Period Value
2001 100
2002 99.39
2003 100.1
2004 100.71
2005 101.12
2006 102.34
2007 105.29
2008 112.11
2009 122.18
2010 127.37
2011 134.28
2012 140.41
2013 145.44
2014 149.13
2015 151.94
2016 153.86
2017 155.34
2018 153.6
2019 156.96
Today 157.09