**Result:**
¥100
in 1960 →
¥554.79
in 2022

¥100 in 1960 is equivalent in purchasing power to about ¥554.79 today, an increase of ¥454.79 over 62 years. The yen had an average inflation rate of 2.80% per year between 1960 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 454.79%.

This means that today's prices are 5.55 times higher than average prices since 1960, according to the World Bank consumer price index for Japan. A yen today only buys 18.02% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1960 was 3.57%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2021 to 2022) is now -0.02%. If this number holds, ¥100 today will be equivalent in buying power to ¥99.98 next year.

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Cumulative price change | 454.79% |

Average inflation rate | 2.80% |

Converted amount (¥100 base) | ¥554.79 |

Price difference (¥100 base) | ¥454.79 |

CPI in 1960 | 1.036 |

CPI in 2022 | 5.746 |

Inflation in 1960 | 3.57% |

Inflation in 2022 | -0.02% |

¥100 in 1960 | ¥554.79 in 2022 |

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for ¥100 in 1960 (price index tracking began in 1959).

For example, if you started with ¥100, you would need to end with ¥554.79 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When ¥100 is equivalent to ¥554.79 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Japanese yen decreases over time. In other words, a yen will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a yen over time. By calculating the value in 1960 dollars, the chart below shows how ¥100 is worth less over 62 years.

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

This conversion table shows various other 1960 amounts in today's yen, based on the 454.79% change in prices:

Initial value | Equivalent value |
---|---|

¥1 yen in 1960 | ¥5.55 yen today |

¥5 yen in 1960 | ¥27.74 yen today |

¥10 yen in 1960 | ¥55.48 yen today |

¥50 yen in 1960 | ¥277.39 yen today |

¥100 yen in 1960 | ¥554.79 yen today |

¥500 yen in 1960 | ¥2,773.93 yen today |

¥1,000 yen in 1960 | ¥5,547.85 yen today |

¥5,000 yen in 1960 | ¥27,739.27 yen today |

¥10,000 yen in 1960 | ¥55,478.53 yen today |

¥50,000 yen in 1960 | ¥277,392.67 yen today |

¥100,000 yen in 1960 | ¥554,785.34 yen today |

¥500,000 yen in 1960 | ¥2,773,926.72 yen today |

¥1,000,000 yen in 1960 | ¥5,547,853.43 yen today |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1960 and today:

CPI today
CPI in 1960

×

1960 JPY value

=

Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Japanese CPI was 1.035745117488 in the year 1960 and 5.746162102693456 in 2022:

5.7461621026934561.035745117488

×

¥100

=

¥100 in 1960 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as ¥554.79 in 2022.

To get the total inflation rate for the 62 years between 1960 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1960CPI in 1960

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.746162102693456 - 1.0357451174881.035745117488

×

100

=

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

- Johnny Cash plays his first concert in a prison.
- The Bank of France issues new franc currency, worth 100 times the value of old francs.
- France grants independence to Cameroon (previously French Cameroon) after years of fighting.
- Guided missiles are launched for the first time from a nuclear powered submarine

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Japan Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1960-2022 (JPY).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Jan. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/japan/inflation.

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Cumulative price change | 454.79% |

Average inflation rate | 2.80% |

Converted amount (¥100 base) | ¥554.79 |

Price difference (¥100 base) | ¥454.79 |

CPI in 1960 | 1.036 |

CPI in 2022 | 5.746 |

Inflation in 1960 | 3.57% |

Inflation in 2022 | -0.02% |

¥100 in 1960 | ¥554.79 in 2022 |