Value of 1963 South African Rand today

R100 in 1963

R8,407.11 in 2019

The inflation rate in South Africa between 1963 and today has been 8,307.11%, which translates into a total increase of R8,307.11. This means that 100 rand in 1963 are equivalent to 8,407.11 rand in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of R100 in 1963 equals R8,407.11 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 8.09%.

Inflation timeline in South Africa (1963-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of R100 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 (ZAR) 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 (1963-2019) 8,285.58%
Total Inflation* 8,307.11%
Annual inflation avg. (1963-2019) 8.23%
Annual inflation avg.* 8.09%
CPI 1963 1.42
CPI 2019 118.92
CPI today* 119.23
R1 in 1963 R83.86 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 R100 worth today. There are 56 years between 1963 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 8.0851%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R100 * (1 + 0.08)56 = R8,385.58

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 1963 was 1.42 and the CPI today is 119.23. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R100 *
118.92/1.42
= R8,385.58

South Africa inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R1 rand in 1963 R84.07 rand today
R5 rand in 1963 R420.36 rand today
R10 rand in 1963 R840.71 rand today
R50 rand in 1963 R4,203.55 rand today
R100 rand in 1963 R8,407.11 rand today
R500 rand in 1963 R42,035.55 rand today
R1,000 rand in 1963 R84,071.1 rand today
R5,000 rand in 1963 R420,355.48 rand today
R10,000 rand in 1963 R840,710.95 rand today
R50,000 rand in 1963 R4,203,554.76 rand today
R100,000 rand in 1963 R8,407,109.52 rand today
R500,000 rand in 1963 R42,035,547.59 rand today
R1,000,000 rand in 1963 R84,071,095.18 rand today

Value of Rand in time (by year)

Period Value
1963 100
1964 100.96
1965 105.41
1966 108.92
1967 113.06
1968 115.61
1969 118.79
1970 123.25
1971 129.74
1972 139.47
1973 149.2
1974 162.17
1975 184.87
1976 207.58
1977 230.28
1978 256.23
1979 285.42
1980 327.58
1981 379.48
1982 431.37
1983 489.75
1984 541.64
1985 613
1986 726.52
1987 859.5
1988 985.99
1989 1,109.24
1990 1,281.13
1991 1,466.01
1992 1,706.02
1993 1,868.19
1994 2,046.57
1995 2,247.66
1996 2,403.34
1997 2,627.14
1998 2,789.31
1999 3,039.05
2000 3,107.16
2001 3,324.46
2002 3,476.9
2003 3,946.58
2004 3,882.07
2005 3,967.43
2006 4,047.46
2007 4,242.44
2008 4,563.52
2009 4,988.3
2010 5,295.75
2011 5,472.53
2012 5,818.41
2013 6,156.6
2014 6,479.41
2015 6,825.29
2016 7,178.85
2017 7,686.14
2018 8,032.01
2019 8,385.58
Today 8,407.11