Value of 2002 South African Rand today

R100 in 2002

R259.02 today

The inflation rate in South Africa between 2002 and today has been 159.02%, which translates into a total increase of R159.02. This means that 100 rand in 2002 are equivalent to 259.02 rand in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of R100 in 2002 equals R259.02 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 4.87%.

Inflation timeline in South Africa (2002-2022)

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 (2002-2021) 158.64%
Total Inflation* 159.02%
Annual inflation avg. (2002-2021) 5.13%
Annual inflation avg.* 4.87%
CPI 2002 49.31
CPI 2021 127.53
CPI today* 127.72
R1 in 2002 R2.59 in 2021

* 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 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, it indicates how much are R100 worth today. There are 19 years between 2002 and 2021 and the average inflation rate has been 4.8737%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R100 * (1 + 0.05)19 = R258.64

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 2002 was 49.31 and the CPI today is 127.72. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R100 *
= R258.64

South Africa inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R1 rand in 2002 R2.59 rand today
R5 rand in 2002 R12.95 rand today
R10 rand in 2002 R25.9 rand today
R50 rand in 2002 R129.51 rand today
R100 rand in 2002 R259.02 rand today
R500 rand in 2002 R1,295.1 rand today
R1,000 rand in 2002 R2,590.2 rand today
R5,000 rand in 2002 R12,951 rand today
R10,000 rand in 2002 R25,902 rand today
R50,000 rand in 2002 R129,510.02 rand today
R100,000 rand in 2002 R259,020.05 rand today
R500,000 rand in 2002 R1,295,100.23 rand today
R1,000,000 rand in 2002 R2,590,200.46 rand today

Value of Rand over time (by year)

Period Value
2002 100
2003 113.51
2004 111.65
2005 114.11
2006 116.41
2007 122.02
2008 131.25
2009 143.47
2010 152.31
2011 157.4
2012 167.34
2013 177.07
2014 186.36
2015 196.3
2016 206.47
2017 221.06
2018 231.01
2019 241.18
2020 250.91
2021 258.64
Today 259.02