Value of 1996 South Korean Won today

₩100 in 1996
₩196.6 in 2022

The inflation rate in South Korea between 1996 and today has been 96.6%, which translates into a total increase of ₩96.6. This means that 100 won in 1996 are equivalent to 196.6 won in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of ₩100 in 1996 equals ₩196.6 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.63%.

Inflation timeline in South Korea (1996 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of ₩100 due to compound 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 extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1996-2021 87.88%
Cumulative inflation 1996-today 96.6%
Avg. Annual inflation 1996-2021 2.55%
CPI 1996 57.51
CPI 2021 108.05
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 112.64
CPI today 113.07

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 Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1996 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1996 ×
CPI2021/CPI1996
=₩ 100 ×
108.05/57.51
₩187.88

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 113.07:

Valuetoday
=Value1996 ×
CPItoday/CPI1996
=₩ 100 ×
113.07/57.51
₩196.6

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: 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 25 years between 1996 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.5546%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=₩100 × (1 + 0.025546)25
₩187.88

South Korea inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
₩1 won in 1996 ₩1.88 won in 2021
₩5 won in 1996 ₩9.39 won in 2021
₩10 won in 1996 ₩18.79 won in 2021
₩50 won in 1996 ₩93.94 won in 2021
₩100 won in 1996 ₩187.88 won in 2021
₩500 won in 1996 ₩939.4 won in 2021
₩1,000 won in 1996 ₩1,878.8 won in 2021
₩5,000 won in 1996 ₩9,394.01 won in 2021
₩10,000 won in 1996 ₩18,788.02 won in 2021
₩50,000 won in 1996 ₩93,940.1 won in 2021
₩100,000 won in 1996 ₩187,880.2 won in 2021
₩500,000 won in 1996 ₩939,401.01 won in 2021
₩1,000,000 won in 1996 ₩1,878,802.01 won in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1996 96.6%
Avg. annual inflation From 1996 2.63%
CPI 1996 57.51
CPI today 113.07

Value of Won over time (by year)

Period Value
1996 100
1997 104.44
1998 112.29
1999 113.2
2000 115.76
2001 120.46
2002 123.79
2003 128.14
2004 132.74
2005 136.4
2006 139.46
2007 142.99
2008 149.68
2009 153.8
2010 158.32
2011 164.7
2012 168.3
2013 170.49
2014 172.66
2015 173.88
2016 175.57
2017 178.98
2018 181.63
2019 182.32
2020 183.3
2021 187.88
2022-04 195.86
Today 196.6

All available years

Today's value of south korean won by year:

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