Value of 1982 South African Rand today

R100 in 1982

R1,950.12 in 2019

The inflation rate in South Africa between 1982 and today has been 1,850.12%, which translates into a total increase of R1,850.12. This means that 100 rand in 1982 are equivalent to 1,950.12 rand in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of R100 in 1982 equals R1,950.12 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 8.13%.

Inflation timeline in South Africa (1982-2019)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of R100 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 (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 (1982-2019) 1,843.94%
Total Inflation* 1,850.12%
Annual inflation avg. (1982-2019) 8.35%
Annual inflation avg.* 8.13%
CPI 1982 6.12
CPI 2019 118.92
CPI today* 119.3
R1 in 1982 R19.44 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 37 years between 1982 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 8.1307%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R100 * (1 + 0.08)37 = R1,943.94

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 1982 was 6.12 and the CPI today is 119.3. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R100 *
118.92/6.12
= R1,943.94

South Africa inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R1 rand in 1982 R19.5 rand today
R5 rand in 1982 R97.51 rand today
R10 rand in 1982 R195.01 rand today
R50 rand in 1982 R975.06 rand today
R100 rand in 1982 R1,950.12 rand today
R500 rand in 1982 R9,750.62 rand today
R1,000 rand in 1982 R19,501.24 rand today
R5,000 rand in 1982 R97,506.18 rand today
R10,000 rand in 1982 R195,012.36 rand today
R50,000 rand in 1982 R975,061.82 rand today
R100,000 rand in 1982 R1,950,123.65 rand today
R500,000 rand in 1982 R9,750,618.24 rand today
R1,000,000 rand in 1982 R19,501,236.47 rand today

Value of Rand in time (by year)

Period Value
1982 100
1983 113.53
1984 125.56
1985 142.11
1986 168.42
1987 199.25
1988 228.57
1989 257.14
1990 296.99
1991 339.85
1992 395.49
1993 433.08
1994 474.44
1995 521.05
1996 557.14
1997 609.02
1998 646.62
1999 704.51
2000 720.3
2001 770.68
2002 806.02
2003 914.9
2004 899.94
2005 919.73
2006 938.28
2007 983.48
2008 1,057.91
2009 1,156.39
2010 1,227.66
2011 1,268.64
2012 1,348.82
2013 1,427.22
2014 1,502.06
2015 1,582.24
2016 1,664.2
2017 1,781.8
2018 1,861.98
2019 1,943.94
Today 1,950.12