Value of 1974 South Korean Won today

₩100 in 1974

₩1,543.8 in 2019

The inflation rate in South Korea between 1974 and today has been 1,443.8%, which translates into a total increase of ₩1,443.8. This means that 100 won in 1974 are equivalent to 1,543.8 won in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of ₩100 in 1974 equals ₩1,543.8 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 6.13%.

Inflation timeline in South Korea (1974-2019)

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 (1974-2019) 1,442.5%
Total Inflation* 1,443.8%
Annual inflation avg. (1974-2019) 6.27%
Annual inflation avg.* 6.13%
CPI 1974 6.77
CPI 2019 104.35
CPI today* 104.44
₩1 in 1974 ₩15.42 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 45 years between 1974 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 6.1302%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = ₩100 * (1 + 0.06)45 = ₩1,542.5

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 1974 was 6.77 and the CPI today is 104.44. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= ₩100 *
104.35/6.77
= ₩1,542.5

South Korea inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
₩1 won in 1974 ₩15.44 won today
₩5 won in 1974 ₩77.19 won today
₩10 won in 1974 ₩154.38 won today
₩50 won in 1974 ₩771.9 won today
₩100 won in 1974 ₩1,543.8 won today
₩500 won in 1974 ₩7,718.99 won today
₩1,000 won in 1974 ₩15,437.98 won today
₩5,000 won in 1974 ₩77,189.9 won today
₩10,000 won in 1974 ₩154,379.79 won today
₩50,000 won in 1974 ₩771,898.95 won today
₩100,000 won in 1974 ₩1,543,797.9 won today
₩500,000 won in 1974 ₩7,718,989.52 won today
₩1,000,000 won in 1974 ₩15,437,979.04 won today

Value of Won in time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 126.45
1976 159.9
1977 175.25
1978 194.45
1979 226.33
1980 274.33
1981 362.66
1982 412.32
1983 432.26
1984 440.75
1985 451.54
1986 465.14
1987 471.6
1988 500.15
1989 536.08
1990 563.25
1991 615.85
1992 672.82
1993 702.81
1994 743.58
1995 784.98
1996 822.29
1997 862.79
1998 919.51
1999 955.98
2000 968.93
2001 995.86
2002 1,027.36
2003 1,065.72
2004 1,102.16
2005 1,135.61
2006 1,165.35
2007 1,189.7
2008 1,232.61
2009 1,283.62
2010 1,319.57
2011 1,359.6
2012 1,416.14
2013 1,436.33
2014 1,452.76
2015 1,464.86
2016 1,481.45
2017 1,501.25
2018 1,522.39
2019 1,542.5
Today 1,543.8