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Result: kr100 in 1960 → kr1,217.75 in 2022


Why a krona today is worth only 8% of a krona in 1960

Updated: January 12, 2022

kr100 in 1960 is equivalent in purchasing power to about kr1,217.75 today, an increase of kr1,117.75 over 62 years. The krona had an average inflation rate of 4.11% per year between 1960 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 1,117.75%.

This means that today's prices are 12.18 times higher than average prices since 1960, according to the World Bank consumer price index for Sweden. A krona today only buys 8.21% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1960 was 4.14%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2021 to 2022) is now 0.50%. If this number holds, kr100 today will be equivalent in buying power to kr100.50 next year.


Inflation from 1960 to 2022
Cumulative price change 1,117.75%
Average inflation rate 4.11%
Converted amount (kr100 base) kr1,217.75
Price difference (kr100 base) kr1,117.75
CPI in 1960 1.041
CPI in 2022 12.682
Inflation in 1960 4.14%
Inflation in 2022 0.50%
kr100 in 1960 kr1,217.75 in 2022

SEK Inflation since 1959
Annual Rate, the World Bank CPI
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Buying power of kr100 in 1960

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for kr100 in 1960 (price index tracking began in 1959).

For example, if you started with kr100, you would need to end with kr1,217.75 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When kr100 is equivalent to kr1,217.75 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Swedish krona decreases over time. In other words, a krona will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a krona over time. By calculating the value in 1960 dollars, the chart below shows how kr100 is worth less over 62 years.

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

Krona inflation: 1960-2022
Year Krona Value Inflation Rate
1960 kr100.00 4.14%
1961 kr102.16 2.16%
1962 kr107.03 4.77%
1963 kr110.10 2.87%
1964 kr113.83 3.39%
1965 kr119.54 5.01%
1966 kr127.19 6.40%
1967 kr132.65 4.29%
1968 kr135.23 1.94%
1969 kr138.87 2.69%
1970 kr148.61 7.02%
1971 kr159.60 7.40%
1972 kr169.19 6.01%
1973 kr180.55 6.72%
1974 kr198.45 9.91%
1975 kr217.86 9.78%
1976 kr240.19 10.25%
1977 kr267.67 11.44%
1978 kr294.42 10.00%
1979 kr315.65 7.21%
1980 kr358.91 13.71%
1981 kr402.36 12.10%
1982 kr436.92 8.59%
1983 kr475.68 8.87%
1984 kr513.95 8.04%
1985 kr551.84 7.37%
1986 kr575.21 4.24%
1987 kr599.31 4.19%
1988 kr634.22 5.82%
1989 kr675.08 6.44%
1990 kr745.06 10.37%
1991 kr815.43 9.44%
1992 kr834.79 2.37%
1993 kr874.26 4.73%
1994 kr893.13 2.16%
1995 kr915.06 2.46%
1996 kr919.94 0.53%
1997 kr926.00 0.66%
1998 kr923.52 -0.27%
1999 kr927.79 0.46%
2000 kr936.13 0.90%
2001 kr958.65 2.41%
2002 kr979.35 2.16%
2003 kr998.21 1.93%
2004 kr1,001.94 0.37%
2005 kr1,006.48 0.45%
2006 kr1,020.17 1.36%
2007 kr1,042.73 2.21%
2008 kr1,078.57 3.44%
2009 kr1,073.24 -0.49%
2010 kr1,085.67 1.16%
2011 kr1,117.82 2.96%
2012 kr1,127.75 0.89%
2013 kr1,127.25 -0.04%
2014 kr1,125.22 -0.18%
2015 kr1,124.70 -0.05%
2016 kr1,135.77 0.98%
2017 kr1,156.15 1.79%
2018 kr1,178.73 1.95%
2019 kr1,199.76 1.78%
2020 kr1,205.73 0.50%
2021 kr1,211.73 0.50%
2022 kr1,217.75 0.50%*
* 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 1960 amounts in today's kronor, based on the 1,117.75% change in prices:

Conversion: 1960 kronor today
Initial value Equivalent value
kr1 krona in 1960 kr12.18 kronor today
kr5 kronor in 1960 kr60.89 kronor today
kr10 kronor in 1960 kr121.78 kronor today
kr50 kronor in 1960 kr608.88 kronor today
kr100 kronor in 1960 kr1,217.75 kronor today
kr500 kronor in 1960 kr6,088.77 kronor today
kr1,000 kronor in 1960 kr12,177.55 kronor today
kr5,000 kronor in 1960 kr60,887.74 kronor today
kr10,000 kronor in 1960 kr121,775.49 kronor today
kr50,000 kronor in 1960 kr608,877.43 kronor today
kr100,000 kronor in 1960 kr1,217,754.85 kronor today
kr500,000 kronor in 1960 kr6,088,774.27 kronor today
kr1,000,000 kronor in 1960 kr12,177,548.53 kronor today

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for kr100 since 1960

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

CPI today CPI in 1960
×
1960 SEK value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Swedish CPI was 1.041417791509 in the year 1960 and 12.681915698063182 in 2022:

12.6819156980631821.041417791509
×
kr100
=
kr1,217.75

kr100 in 1960 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as kr1,217.75 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
=
Cumulative inflation rate (62 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

12.681915698063182 - 1.0414177915091.041417791509
×
100
=
1,118%

News headlines from 1960

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

Data Source & Citation

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

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.


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 1960 to 2022
Cumulative price change 1,117.75%
Average inflation rate 4.11%
Converted amount (kr100 base) kr1,217.75
Price difference (kr100 base) kr1,117.75
CPI in 1960 1.041
CPI in 2022 12.682
Inflation in 1960 4.14%
Inflation in 2022 0.50%
kr100 in 1960 kr1,217.75 in 2022