**Result:**
¥100
in 1961 →
¥530.21
in 2020

According to the World Bank consumer price index for Japan, today's prices in 2020 are 430.21% higher than average prices since 1961. This means that a yen today only buys 18.86% of what it could buy in 1961. The Japanese Yen experienced an average inflation rate of 2.87% per year during this period, causing the real value of a yen to decrease.

In other words, ¥100 in 1961 is equivalent in purchasing power to about ¥530.21 in 2020, a difference of ¥430.21 over 59 years. This inflation data is collected by the World Bank and is specific to Japan.

The 1961 inflation rate was 5.37%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 0.48%^{1}.
If this number holds, ¥100 today will be equivalent in buying power to ¥100.48 next year.

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Cumulative price change | 430.21% |

Average inflation rate | 2.87% |

Converted amount (¥100 base) | ¥530.21 |

Price difference (¥100 base) | ¥430.21 |

CPI in 1961 | 19.989 |

CPI in 2020 | 105.985 |

Inflation in 1961 | 5.37% |

Inflation in 2020 | 0.48% |

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for ¥100 in 1961 (price index tracking began in 1960).

For example, if you started with ¥100, you would need to end with ¥530.21 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When ¥100 is equivalent to ¥530.21 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 1961 dollars, the chart below shows how ¥100 is worth less over 59 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 1961 amounts in today's yen, based on the 430.21% change in prices:

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

¥1 yen in 1961 | ¥5.30 yen today |

¥5 yen in 1961 | ¥26.51 yen today |

¥10 yen in 1961 | ¥53.02 yen today |

¥50 yen in 1961 | ¥265.10 yen today |

¥100 yen in 1961 | ¥530.21 yen today |

¥500 yen in 1961 | ¥2,651.03 yen today |

¥1,000 yen in 1961 | ¥5,302.06 yen today |

¥5,000 yen in 1961 | ¥26,510.32 yen today |

¥10,000 yen in 1961 | ¥53,020.64 yen today |

¥50,000 yen in 1961 | ¥265,103.21 yen today |

¥100,000 yen in 1961 | ¥530,206.43 yen today |

¥500,000 yen in 1961 | ¥2,651,032.14 yen today |

¥1,000,000 yen in 1961 | ¥5,302,064.29 yen today |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1961 and today:

CPI today
CPI in 1961

×

1961 JPY value

=

Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Japanese CPI was 19.9894396961 in the year 1961 and 105.98529435141579 in 2020:

105.9852943514157919.9894396961

×

¥100

=

¥100 in 1961 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as ¥530.21 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 59 years between 1961 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 1961CPI in 1961

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

105.98529435141579 - 19.989439696119.9894396961

×

100

=

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

- A dog named Chernushka, frogs, and a guinea pig orbit the Earth in the Soviet flight Sputnik 9.
- Nelson Mandela is acquitted of treason after a four-and-a-half year trial.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Japan Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1961-2020 (JPY).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Nov. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/japan/inflation.

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Cumulative price change | 430.21% |

Average inflation rate | 2.87% |

Converted amount (¥100 base) | ¥530.21 |

Price difference (¥100 base) | ¥430.21 |

CPI in 1961 | 19.989 |

CPI in 2020 | 105.985 |

Inflation in 1961 | 5.37% |

Inflation in 2020 | 0.48% |