This tool is useful to calculate the time value of money based on historical inflation and CPI values. To start, select an amount and two years, or browse the default calculation results.

R100 in 1958

R9,804.63 in 2021

The inflation rate in South Africa between 1958 and 2021 was 9,704.63%, which translates into a total increase of R9,704.63. This means that **100 rand in 1958 are equivalent to 9,804.63 rand in 2021**. In other words, the purchasing power of R100 in 1958 equals R9,804.63 in 2021. The average annual inflation rate between these periods was 7.55%.

The following chart depicts the equivalence of south african rand throughout the years 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 (ZAR) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator | Value |
---|---|

Total Inflation (1958-2021) | 9,704.63% |

Annual inflation avg. (1958-2021) | 7.55% |

CPI 1958 | 1.3 |

CPI 2021 | 127.53 |

R1 in 1958 | R98.05 in 2021 |

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.

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, the future value is the amount in 2021 that equals R100 in 1958 in terms of purchasing power. There are 63 years between 1958 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 7.5499%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

**FV = PV (1 + i) ^{n} = R100 * (1 + 0.075499)^{63} = R9,804.625546 ≈ R9,804.63**

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *

CPI finalCPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1958 was 1.3 and in 2021 was 127.53. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *

CPI finalCPI initial

= R100 *
127.531.3

= R9,804.63
Initial Value | Equivalent value | |
---|---|---|

R1 rand in 1958 | R98.05 rand in 2021 | |

R5 rand in 1958 | R490.23 rand in 2021 | |

R10 rand in 1958 | R980.46 rand in 2021 | |

R50 rand in 1958 | R4,902.31 rand in 2021 | |

R100 rand in 1958 | R9,804.63 rand in 2021 | |

R500 rand in 1958 | R49,023.13 rand in 2021 | |

R1,000 rand in 1958 | R98,046.26 rand in 2021 | |

R5,000 rand in 1958 | R490,231.28 rand in 2021 | |

R10,000 rand in 1958 | R980,462.55 rand in 2021 | |

R50,000 rand in 1958 | R4,902,312.77 rand in 2021 | |

R100,000 rand in 1958 | R9,804,625.55 rand in 2021 | |

R500,000 rand in 1958 | R49,023,127.73 rand in 2021 | |

R1,000,000 rand in 1958 | R98,046,255.46 rand in 2021 |

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