**Result:** $100 in 1958 → $10,023.08 in 2024

$100 in 1958 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $10,023.08 today, an increase of $9,923.08 over 66 years. The rupee had an average inflation rate of 7.23% per year between 1958 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 9,923.08%.

This means that today's prices are 100.23 times as high as average prices since 1958, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for India. A rupee today only buys 0.998% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1958 was 4.78%. The current inflation rate compared to the end of last year is now 4.08%. If this number holds, $100 today will be equivalent in buying power to $104.08 next year.

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Cumulative price change | 9,923.08% |

Average inflation rate | 7.23% |

Converted amount $100 base | $10,023.08 |

Price difference $100 base | $9,923.08 |

CPI in 1958 | 1.598 |

CPI in 2024 | 160.194 |

Inflation in 1958 | 4.78% |

Inflation in 2024 | 4.08% |

$100 in 1958 | $10,023.08 in 2024 |

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $100 in 1958 (price index tracking began in 1957).

For example, if you started with $100, you would need to end with $10,023.08 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $10,023.08 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Indian rupee decreases over time. In other words, a rupee will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a rupee over time. By calculating the value in 1958 dollars, the chart below shows how $100 is worth less over 66 years.

According to the OECD and the World Bank, each of these INR amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

This conversion table shows various other 1958 amounts in today's rupees, based on the 9,923.08% change in prices:

Initial value | Equivalent value |
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$1 rupee in 1958 | $100.23 rupees today |

$5 rupees in 1958 | $501.15 rupees today |

$10 rupees in 1958 | $1,002.31 rupees today |

$50 rupees in 1958 | $5,011.54 rupees today |

$100 rupees in 1958 | $10,023.08 rupees today |

$500 rupees in 1958 | $50,115.41 rupees today |

$1,000 rupees in 1958 | $100,230.81 rupees today |

$5,000 rupees in 1958 | $501,154.07 rupees today |

$10,000 rupees in 1958 | $1,002,308.15 rupees today |

$50,000 rupees in 1958 | $5,011,540.73 rupees today |

$100,000 rupees in 1958 | $10,023,081.46 rupees today |

$500,000 rupees in 1958 | $50,115,407.28 rupees today |

$1,000,000 rupees in 1958 | $100,230,814.56 rupees today |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1958 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1958

×

1958 INR value

=

Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Indian CPI was 1.598252 in the year 1958 and 160.1940998279254 in 2024:

160.19409982792541.598252

×

$100

=

$100 in 1958 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $10,023.08 in 2024.

To get the total inflation rate for the 66 years between 1958 and 2024, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2024 - CPI in 1958CPI in 1958

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

160.1940998279254 - 1.5982521.598252

×

100

=

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “India Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1958-2024 (INR).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 6 Sep. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/india/inflation.

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Cumulative price change | 9,923.08% |

Average inflation rate | 7.23% |

Converted amount $100 base | $10,023.08 |

Price difference $100 base | $9,923.08 |

CPI in 1958 | 1.598 |

CPI in 2024 | 160.194 |

Inflation in 1958 | 4.78% |

Inflation in 2024 | 4.08% |

$100 in 1958 | $10,023.08 in 2024 |