**Result:**
$100
in 1961 →
$1,159,401.72
in 2021

$100 in 1961 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,159,401.72 today, an increase of $1,159,301.72 over 60 years. The pesos had an average inflation rate of 16.88% per year between 1961 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 1,159,301.72%.

This means that today's prices are 11,594.02 times higher than average prices since 1961, according to the World Bank consumer price index for Mexico. A pesos today only buys 0.01% of what it could buy back then.

The 1961 inflation rate was 1.61%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2020 to 2021) is now 3.64%^{1}.
If this number holds, $100 today will be equivalent in buying power to $103.64 next year.

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Cumulative price change | 1,159,301.72% |

Average inflation rate | 16.88% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $1,159,401.72 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $1,159,301.72 |

CPI in 1961 | 0.013 |

CPI in 2021 | 152.023 |

Inflation in 1961 | 1.61% |

Inflation in 2021 | 3.64% |

$100 in 1961 | $1,159,401.72 in 2021 |

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 $1,159,401.72 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $1,159,401.72 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Mexican pesos decreases over time. In other words, a pesos will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a pesos over time. By calculating the value in 1961 dollars, the chart below shows how $100 is worth less over 60 years.

According to the World Bank, each of these MXP 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 peso, based on the 1,159,301.72% change in prices:

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

$1 pesos in 1961 | $11,594.02 peso today |

$5 peso in 1961 | $57,970.09 peso today |

$10 peso in 1961 | $115,940.17 peso today |

$50 peso in 1961 | $579,700.86 peso today |

$100 peso in 1961 | $1,159,401.72 peso today |

$500 peso in 1961 | $5,797,008.58 peso today |

$1,000 peso in 1961 | $11,594,017.16 peso today |

$5,000 peso in 1961 | $57,970,085.78 peso today |

$10,000 peso in 1961 | $115,940,171.57 peso today |

$50,000 peso in 1961 | $579,700,857.84 peso today |

$100,000 peso in 1961 | $1,159,401,715.69 peso today |

$500,000 peso in 1961 | $5,797,008,578.43 peso today |

$1,000,000 peso in 1961 | $11,594,017,156.86 peso 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 MXP value

=

Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Mexican CPI was 0.0131121514 in the year 1961 and 152.02250829488455 in 2021:

152.022508294884550.0131121514

×

$100

=

$100 in 1961 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1,159,401.72 in 2021.

To get the total inflation rate for the 60 years between 1961 and 2021, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2021 - CPI in 1961CPI in 1961

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

152.02250829488455 - 0.01311215140.0131121514

×

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: “Mexico Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1961-2021 (MXP).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Feb. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/mexico/inflation.

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Cumulative price change | 1,159,301.72% |

Average inflation rate | 16.88% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $1,159,401.72 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $1,159,301.72 |

CPI in 1961 | 0.013 |

CPI in 2021 | 152.023 |

Inflation in 1961 | 1.61% |

Inflation in 2021 | 3.64% |

$100 in 1961 | $1,159,401.72 in 2021 |