Value of 1987 South Korean Won today

₩100 in 1987

₩327.38 in 2019

The inflation rate in South Korea between 1987 and today has been 227.38%, which translates into a total increase of ₩227.38. This means that 100 won in 1987 are equivalent to 327.38 won in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of ₩100 in 1987 equals ₩327.38 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 3.66%.

Inflation timeline in South Korea (1987-2019)

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 (1987-2019) 227.08%
Total Inflation* 227.38%
Annual inflation avg. (1987-2019) 3.77%
Annual inflation avg.* 3.66%
CPI 1987 31.9
CPI 2019 104.35
CPI today* 104.45
₩1 in 1987 ₩3.27 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 32 years between 1987 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 3.6591%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = ₩100 * (1 + 0.04)32 = ₩327.08

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 1987 was 31.9 and the CPI today is 104.45. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= ₩100 *
104.35/31.9
= ₩327.08

South Korea inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
₩1 won in 1987 ₩3.27 won today
₩5 won in 1987 ₩16.37 won today
₩10 won in 1987 ₩32.74 won today
₩50 won in 1987 ₩163.69 won today
₩100 won in 1987 ₩327.38 won today
₩500 won in 1987 ₩1,636.89 won today
₩1,000 won in 1987 ₩3,273.77 won today
₩5,000 won in 1987 ₩16,368.86 won today
₩10,000 won in 1987 ₩32,737.72 won today
₩50,000 won in 1987 ₩163,688.58 won today
₩100,000 won in 1987 ₩327,377.17 won today
₩500,000 won in 1987 ₩1,636,885.84 won today
₩1,000,000 won in 1987 ₩3,273,771.68 won today

Value of Won in time (by year)

Period Value
1987 100
1988 106.05
1989 113.67
1990 119.43
1991 130.59
1992 142.67
1993 149.03
1994 157.67
1995 166.45
1996 174.36
1997 182.95
1998 194.98
1999 202.71
2000 205.46
2001 211.17
2002 217.85
2003 225.98
2004 233.71
2005 240.8
2006 247.11
2007 252.27
2008 261.37
2009 272.18
2010 279.81
2011 288.29
2012 300.28
2013 304.57
2014 308.05
2015 310.62
2016 314.13
2017 318.33
2018 322.81
2019 327.08
Today 327.38