Poland Inflation Calculator

Result: zł100 in 1971 → zł792,734.19 in 2024


The Polish Zloty has lost 99.987% of its value since 1971

Updated: April 10, 2024

zł100 in 1971 is equivalent in purchasing power to about zł792,734.19 today, an increase of zł792,634.19 over 53 years. The zloty had an average inflation rate of 18.46% per year between 1971 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 792,634.19%.

This means that today's prices are 7,927.34 times as high as average prices since 1971, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for Poland. A zloty today only buys 0.013% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1971 was 1.10%. The current inflation rate compared to the end of last year is now 6.09%. If this number holds, zł100 today will be equivalent in buying power to zł106.09 next year.


Inflation from 1971 to 2024
Cumulative price change792,634.19%
Average inflation rate18.46%
Converted amount
zł100 base
zł792,734.19
Price difference
zł100 base
zł792,634.19
CPI in 19710.020
CPI in 2024155.955
Inflation in 19711.10%
Inflation in 20246.09%
zł100 in 1971zł792,734.19 in 2024

PLN inflation since 1971
Annual Rate, the OECD and the World Bank CPI
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Buying power of zł100 in 1971

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for zł100 in 1971 (price index tracking began in 1970).

For example, if you started with zł100, you would need to end with zł792,734.19 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When zł100 is equivalent to zł792,734.19 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Polish zloty decreases over time. In other words, a zloty will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a zloty over time. By calculating the value in 1971 dollars, the chart below shows how zł100 is worth less over 53 years.

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

Zloty inflation: 1971-2024
YearZloty ValueInflation Rate
1971zł100.001.10%
1972zł99.90-0.10%
1973zł102.372.48%
1974zł109.597.05%
1975zł112.072.26%
1976zł117.014.41%
1977zł122.754.90%
1978zł132.698.10%
1979zł142.027.03%
1980zł155.779.68%
1981zł185.5619.13%
1982zł377.73103.56%
1983zł474.1825.53%
1984zł547.2115.40%
1985zł610.2511.52%
1986zł711.2516.55%
1987zł898.8726.38%
1988zł1,426.6958.72%
1989zł4,915.69244.55%
1990zł32,830.83567.88%
1991zł58,034.8876.77%
1992zł84,788.1846.10%
1993zł116,129.3936.96%
1994zł154,441.9832.99%
1995zł197,610.6627.95%
1996zł236,727.6019.79%
1997zł272,031.1414.91%
1998zł303,580.9011.60%
1999zł325,299.347.15%
2000zł357,504.529.90%
2001zł376,839.595.41%
2002zł384,019.421.91%
2003zł386,641.140.68%
2004zł399,719.863.38%
2005zł408,448.932.18%
2006zł413,696.221.28%
2007zł423,867.972.46%
2008zł441,521.954.16%
2009zł458,279.433.80%
2010zł470,106.242.58%
2011zł490,035.924.24%
2012zł507,483.023.56%
2013zł512,517.330.99%
2014zł512,792.840.05%
2015zł508,310.55-0.87%
2016zł504,931.51-0.66%
2017zł515,413.692.08%
2018zł524,757.961.81%
2019zł536,446.562.23%
2020zł554,549.023.37%
2021zł582,581.335.05%
2022zł666,644.7214.43%
2023zł744,639.3811.70%
2024zł792,734.196.46%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1971 amounts in today's zloty, based on the 792,634.19% change in prices:

Conversion: 1971 zloty today
Initial valueEquivalent value
zł1 zloty in 1971zł7,927.34 zloty today
zł5 zloty in 1971zł39,636.71 zloty today
zł10 zloty in 1971zł79,273.42 zloty today
zł50 zloty in 1971zł396,367.10 zloty today
zł100 zloty in 1971zł792,734.19 zloty today
zł500 zloty in 1971zł3,963,670.96 zloty today
zł1,000 zloty in 1971zł7,927,341.92 zloty today
zł5,000 zloty in 1971zł39,636,709.62 zloty today
zł10,000 zloty in 1971zł79,273,419.23 zloty today
zł50,000 zloty in 1971zł396,367,096.15 zloty today
zł100,000 zloty in 1971zł792,734,192.30 zloty today
zł500,000 zloty in 1971zł3,963,670,961.52 zloty today
zł1,000,000 zloty in 1971zł7,927,341,923.03 zloty today

How to calculate inflation rate for zł100 since 1971

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1971 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1971
×
1971 PLN value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Polish CPI was 0.019673012749106104 in the year 1971 and 155.95469871837727 in 2024:

155.954698718377270.019673012749106104
×
zł100
=
zł792,734.19

zł100 in 1971 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as zł792,734.19 in 2024.

To get the total inflation rate for the 53 years between 1971 and 2024, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2024 - CPI in 1971CPI in 1971
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (53 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

155.95469871837727 - 0.0196730127491061040.019673012749106104
×
100
=
792,634%

Data source & citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Poland Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1971-2024 (PLN).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 10 Apr. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/poland/inflation.

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Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1971 to 2024
Cumulative price change792,634.19%
Average inflation rate18.46%
Converted amount
zł100 base
zł792,734.19
Price difference
zł100 base
zł792,634.19
CPI in 19710.020
CPI in 2024155.955
Inflation in 19711.10%
Inflation in 20246.09%
zł100 in 1971zł792,734.19 in 2024