**Result:**
$100
in 1961 →
$1,118,725.30
in 2020

According to the World Bank consumer price index for Mexico, today's prices in 2020 are 1,118,625.30% higher than average prices since 1961. This means that a pesos today only buys 0.01% of what it could buy in 1961. The Mexican Peso experienced an average inflation rate of 17.12% per year during this period, causing the real value of a pesos to decrease.

In other words, $100 in 1961 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,118,725.30 in 2020, a difference of $1,118,625.30 over 59 years. This inflation data is collected by the World Bank and is specific to Mexico.

The 1961 inflation rate was 1.61%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2019 to 2020) 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 | 1,118,625.30% |

Average inflation rate | 17.12% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $1,118,725.30 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $1,118,625.30 |

CPI in 1961 | 0.013 |

CPI in 2020 | 146.689 |

Inflation in 1961 | 1.61% |

Inflation in 2020 | 3.64% |

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 $1,118,725.30 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $1,118,725.30 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 59 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 1,118,625.30% change in prices:

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

$1 pesos in 1961 | $11,187.25 peso today |

$5 peso in 1961 | $55,936.26 peso today |

$10 peso in 1961 | $111,872.53 peso today |

$50 peso in 1961 | $559,362.65 peso today |

$100 peso in 1961 | $1,118,725.30 peso today |

$500 peso in 1961 | $5,593,626.48 peso today |

$1,000 peso in 1961 | $11,187,252.96 peso today |

$5,000 peso in 1961 | $55,936,264.78 peso today |

$10,000 peso in 1961 | $111,872,529.55 peso today |

$50,000 peso in 1961 | $559,362,647.76 peso today |

$100,000 peso in 1961 | $1,118,725,295.53 peso today |

$500,000 peso in 1961 | $5,593,626,477.65 peso today |

$1,000,000 peso in 1961 | $11,187,252,955.30 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 146.68895449994082 in 2020:

146.688954499940820.0131121514

×

$100

=

$100 in 1961 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1,118,725.30 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:

146.68895449994082 - 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, 1961-2020 (MXP).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Jul. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/mexico/inflation.

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Cumulative price change | 1,118,625.30% |

Average inflation rate | 17.12% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $1,118,725.30 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $1,118,625.30 |

CPI in 1961 | 0.013 |

CPI in 2020 | 146.689 |

Inflation in 1961 | 1.61% |

Inflation in 2020 | 3.64% |