$100 in 1985 is worth $296,066,474,486.98 in 2020

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Value of $100 from 1985 to 2020

$100 in 1985 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $296,066,474,486.98 in 2020, an increase of $296,066,474,386.98 over 35 years. The bolivar had an average inflation rate of 86.47% per year between 1985 and 2020, producing a cumulative price increase of 296,066,474,386.98%.

This means that prices in 2020 are 2,960,664,744.87 times higher than average prices since 1985, according to the International Monetary Fund consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1985 was 11.40%. The inflation rate in 2020 was 2360.00%. The 2020 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2,700.00% per year between 2020 and 2021.


Inflation from 1985 to 2020
Cumulative price change 296,066,474,386.98%
Average inflation rate 86.47%
Converted amount ($100 base) $296,066,474,486.98
Price difference ($100 base) $296,066,474,386.98
CPI in 1985 205.229
CPI in 2020 607,613,152,011.000
Inflation in 1985 11.40%
Inflation in 2020 2,360.00%
$100 in 1985 $296,066,474,486.98 in 2020

VEF Inflation since 1979
Annual Rate, the International Monetary Fund CPI
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Buying power of $100 in 1985

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $100 in 1985 (price index tracking began in 1979).

For example, if you started with $100, you would need to end with $296,066,474,486.98 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $296,066,474,486.98 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Venezuelan bolivar decreases over time. In other words, a bolivar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a bolivar over time. By calculating the value in 1985 dollars, the chart below shows how $100 is worth less over 35 years.

According to the International Monetary Fund, each of these VEF amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Bolivar inflation: 1985-2020
Year Bolivar Value Inflation Rate
1985 $100.00 11.40%
1986 $111.50 11.50%
1987 $142.83 28.10%
1988 $184.97 29.50%
1989 $341.26 84.50%
1990 $480.16 40.70%
1991 $644.37 34.20%
1992 $846.70 31.40%
1993 $1,169.30 38.10%
1994 $1,880.23 60.80%
1995 $3,006.49 59.90%
1996 $6,009.98 99.90%
1997 $9,014.97 50.00%
1998 $12,242.33 35.80%
1999 $15,131.52 23.60%
2000 $17,582.83 16.20%
2001 $19,780.68 12.50%
2002 $24,211.55 22.40%
2003 $31,741.35 31.10%
2004 $38,629.22 21.70%
2005 $44,809.89 16.00%
2006 $50,948.85 13.70%
2007 $60,476.29 18.70%
2008 $79,465.84 31.40%
2009 $100,126.96 26.00%
2010 $128,362.76 28.20%
2011 $161,865.44 26.10%
2012 $196,019.05 21.10%
2013 $281,287.33 43.50%
2014 $442,464.97 57.30%
2015 $937,140.81 111.80%
2016 $3,321,227.03 254.40%
2017 $11,787,034.74 254.90%
2018 $62,683,450.74 431.80%
2019 $12,035,222,539.90 19,100.00%
2020 $296,066,474,486.98 2,360.00%
2021 $8,289,861,285,637.79 2,700.00%*
* 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 1985 amounts in 2020 bolivars, based on the 296,066,474,386.98% change in prices:

Conversion: 1985 bolivars in 2020
Initial value Equivalent value
$1 bolivar in 1985 $2,960,664,744.87 bolivars in 2020
$5 bolivars in 1985 $14,803,323,724.35 bolivars in 2020
$10 bolivars in 1985 $29,606,647,448.70 bolivars in 2020
$50 bolivars in 1985 $148,033,237,243.49 bolivars in 2020
$100 bolivars in 1985 $296,066,474,486.98 bolivars in 2020
$500 bolivars in 1985 $1,480,332,372,434.88 bolivars in 2020
$1,000 bolivars in 1985 $2,960,664,744,869.77 bolivars in 2020
$5,000 bolivars in 1985 $14,803,323,724,348.84 bolivars in 2020
$10,000 bolivars in 1985 $29,606,647,448,697.68 bolivars in 2020
$50,000 bolivars in 1985 $148,033,237,243,488.41 bolivars in 2020
$100,000 bolivars in 1985 $296,066,474,486,976.81 bolivars in 2020
$500,000 bolivars in 1985 $1,480,332,372,434,883.75 bolivars in 2020
$1,000,000 bolivars in 1985 $2,960,664,744,869,767.50 bolivars in 2020

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1985 to 2020

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1985 and 2020:

CPI in 2020 CPI in 1985
×
1985 VEF value
=
2020 VEF value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Venezuelan CPI was 205.2286241 in the year 1985 and 607613152011 in 2020:

607613152011205.2286241
×
$100
=
$296,066,474,486.98

$100 in 1985 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $296,066,474,486.98 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 35 years between 1985 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 1985CPI in 1985
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (35 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

607613152011 - 205.2286241205.2286241
×
100
=
296,066,474,387%

News headlines from 1985

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

  • Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 rocks Mexico City and kills 10,000 people, leaving over 250,000 homeless.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev (leader of the Soviet Union) and Ronald Reagan (President of the United States) meet for the first time.
  • Ernie Wise makes the first mobile phone call in the UK.

Data Source & Citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Venezuela's annual (CPI) as provided by the International Monetary Fund.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$100 in 1985 → 2020 | Venezuela Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Jan. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/venezuela/inflation/1985?amount=100&endYear=2020.

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 1985 to 2020
Cumulative price change 296,066,474,386.98%
Average inflation rate 86.47%
Converted amount ($100 base) $296,066,474,486.98
Price difference ($100 base) $296,066,474,386.98
CPI in 1985 205.229
CPI in 2020 607,613,152,011.000
Inflation in 1985 11.40%
Inflation in 2020 2,360.00%
$100 in 1985 $296,066,474,486.98 in 2020