Value of 1961 South Korean Won today

₩100 in 1961

₩7,856.68 in 2019

The inflation rate in South Korea between 1961 and today has been 7,756.68%, which translates into a total increase of ₩7,756.68. This means that 100 won in 1961 are equivalent to 7,856.68 won in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of ₩100 in 1961 equals ₩7,856.68 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 7.68%.

Inflation timeline in South Korea (1961-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of ₩100 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 (KRW) 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 (1961-2019) 7,750.06%
Total Inflation* 7,756.68%
Annual inflation avg. (1961-2019) 7.81%
Annual inflation avg.* 7.68%
CPI 1961 1.33
CPI 2019 104.35
CPI today* 104.44
₩1 in 1961 ₩78.5 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 ₩100 worth today. There are 58 years between 1961 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 7.6769%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = ₩100 * (1 + 0.08)58 = ₩7,850.06

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 1961 was 1.33 and the CPI today is 104.44. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= ₩100 *
104.35/1.33
= ₩7,850.06

South Korea inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
₩1 won in 1961 ₩78.57 won today
₩5 won in 1961 ₩392.83 won today
₩10 won in 1961 ₩785.67 won today
₩50 won in 1961 ₩3,928.34 won today
₩100 won in 1961 ₩7,856.68 won today
₩500 won in 1961 ₩39,283.42 won today
₩1,000 won in 1961 ₩78,566.84 won today
₩5,000 won in 1961 ₩392,834.2 won today
₩10,000 won in 1961 ₩785,668.4 won today
₩50,000 won in 1961 ₩3,928,342 won today
₩100,000 won in 1961 ₩7,856,684.01 won today
₩500,000 won in 1961 ₩39,283,420.04 won today
₩1,000,000 won in 1961 ₩78,566,840.07 won today

Value of Won in time (by year)

Period Value
1961 100
1962 104.26
1963 121.88
1964 156.64
1965 189.26
1966 207.43
1967 239.08
1968 266.63
1969 296.03
1970 344.25
1971 393.88
1972 429.64
1973 469.11
1974 508.92
1975 643.54
1976 813.76
1977 891.89
1978 989.59
1979 1,151.85
1980 1,396.1
1981 1,845.67
1982 2,098.38
1983 2,199.84
1984 2,243.06
1985 2,297.95
1986 2,367.21
1987 2,400.06
1988 2,545.35
1989 2,728.19
1990 2,866.46
1991 3,134.16
1992 3,424.09
1993 3,576.72
1994 3,784.2
1995 3,994.92
1996 4,184.79
1997 4,390.92
1998 4,679.57
1999 4,865.16
2000 4,931.06
2001 5,068.12
2002 5,228.43
2003 5,423.65
2004 5,609.09
2005 5,779.33
2006 5,930.69
2007 6,054.59
2008 6,272.98
2009 6,532.59
2010 6,715.54
2011 6,919.26
2012 7,207.01
2013 7,309.77
2014 7,393.35
2015 7,454.96
2016 7,539.37
2017 7,640.17
2018 7,747.75
2019 7,850.06
Today 7,856.68