Value of 2006 South African Rand today

R100 in 2006

R207.56 today

The inflation rate in South Africa between 2006 and today has been 107.56%, which translates into a total increase of R107.56. This means that 100 rand in 2006 are equivalent to 207.56 rand in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of R100 in 2006 equals R207.56 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 5.78%.

Inflation timeline in South Africa (2006-2019)

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 (2006-2018) 98.45%
Total Inflation* 107.56%
Annual inflation avg. (2006-2018) 5.88%
Annual inflation avg.* 5.78%
CPI 2006 57.4
CPI 2018 113.91
CPI today* 119.14
R1 in 2006 R1.98 in 2018

* 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 12 years between 2006 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 5.7783%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = R100 * (1 + 0.06)12 = R198.45

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 2006 was 57.4 and the CPI today is 119.14. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= R100 *
113.91/57.4
= R198.45

South Africa inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
R1 rand in 2006 R2.08 rand today
R5 rand in 2006 R10.38 rand today
R10 rand in 2006 R20.76 rand today
R50 rand in 2006 R103.78 rand today
R100 rand in 2006 R207.56 rand today
R500 rand in 2006 R1,037.82 rand today
R1,000 rand in 2006 R2,075.65 rand today
R5,000 rand in 2006 R10,378.24 rand today
R10,000 rand in 2006 R20,756.48 rand today
R50,000 rand in 2006 R103,782.4 rand today
R100,000 rand in 2006 R207,564.79 rand today
R500,000 rand in 2006 R1,037,823.95 rand today
R1,000,000 rand in 2006 R2,075,647.91 rand today

Value of Rand in time (by year)

Period Value
2006 100
2007 104.82
2008 112.75
2009 123.25
2010 130.84
2011 135.21
2012 143.75
2013 152.11
2014 160.09
2015 168.63
2016 177.37
2017 189.9
2018 198.45
Today 207.56