$100 in 1990 is worth $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 today

Value of $100 from 1990 to 2020

$100 in 1990 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 today, an increase of $1,541,887,946,701,406.50 over 30 years. The bolivar had an average inflation rate of 175.17% per year between 1990 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 1,541,887,946,701,406.50%.

This means that today's prices are 15,418,879,467,015.07 times higher than average prices since 1990, according to the International Monetary Fund consumer price index. A bolivar today only buys NaN% of what it could buy back then.

The 1990 inflation rate was 40.70%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 0.00%1. If this number holds, the rate of inflation is so negligible that $100 today will roughly maintain its value.


Inflation from 1990 to 2020
Cumulative price change 1,541,887,946,701,406.50%
Average inflation rate 175.17%
Converted amount ($100 base) $1,541,887,946,701,506.50
Price difference ($100 base) $1,541,887,946,701,406.50
CPI in 1990 985.422
CPI in 2020 15,194,100,000,000,000.000
Inflation in 1990 40.70%
Inflation in 2020 0.00%
$100 in 1990 $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 in 2020

VEF Inflation since 1979
Annual Rate, the International Monetary Fund CPI
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Buying power of $100 in 1990

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $100 in 1990 (price index tracking began in 1979).

For example, if you started with $100, you would need to end with $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 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 1990 dollars, the chart below shows how $100 is worth less over 30 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: 1990-2020
Year Bolivar Value Inflation Rate
1990 $100.00 40.70%
1991 $134.20 34.20%
1992 $176.34 31.40%
1993 $243.52 38.10%
1994 $391.59 60.80%
1995 $626.15 59.90%
1996 $1,251.67 99.90%
1997 $1,877.50 50.00%
1998 $2,549.65 35.80%
1999 $3,151.36 23.60%
2000 $3,661.88 16.20%
2001 $4,119.62 12.50%
2002 $5,042.41 22.40%
2003 $6,610.60 31.10%
2004 $8,045.10 21.70%
2005 $9,332.32 16.00%
2006 $10,610.85 13.70%
2007 $12,595.08 18.70%
2008 $16,549.93 31.40%
2009 $20,852.92 26.00%
2010 $26,733.44 28.20%
2011 $33,710.86 26.10%
2012 $40,823.86 21.10%
2013 $58,582.24 43.50%
2014 $92,149.86 57.30%
2015 $195,173.40 111.80%
2016 $691,694.51 254.40%
2017 $8,213,872.34 1,087.50%
2018 $112,538,264,987.59 1,370,000.00%
2019 $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 1,370,001.05%
2020 $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 0.00%*
* 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 1990 amounts in today's bolivars, based on the 1,541,887,946,701,406.50% change in prices:

Conversion: 1990 bolivars today
Initial value Equivalent value
$1 bolivar in 1990 $15,418,879,467,015.07 bolivars today
$5 bolivars in 1990 $77,094,397,335,075.33 bolivars today
$10 bolivars in 1990 $154,188,794,670,150.66 bolivars today
$50 bolivars in 1990 $770,943,973,350,753.25 bolivars today
$100 bolivars in 1990 $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 bolivars today
$500 bolivars in 1990 $7,709,439,733,507,532.00 bolivars today
$1,000 bolivars in 1990 $15,418,879,467,015,064.00 bolivars today
$5,000 bolivars in 1990 $77,094,397,335,075,328.00 bolivars today
$10,000 bolivars in 1990 $154,188,794,670,150,656.00 bolivars today
$50,000 bolivars in 1990 $770,943,973,350,753,280.00 bolivars today
$100,000 bolivars in 1990 $1,541,887,946,701,506,560.00 bolivars today
$500,000 bolivars in 1990 $7,709,439,733,507,531,776.00 bolivars today
$1,000,000 bolivars in 1990 $15,418,879,467,015,063,552.00 bolivars today

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100 since 1990

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1990 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1990
×
1990 VEF value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Venezuelan CPI was 985.4218027 in the year 1990 and 15194100000000000 in 2020:

15194100000000000985.4218027
×
$100
=
$1,541,887,946,701,506.50

$100 in 1990 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 30 years between 1990 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 1990CPI in 1990
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (30 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

15194100000000000 - 985.4218027985.4218027
×
100
=
1,541,887,946,701,407%

News headlines from 1990

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

  • Nelson Mandela is released having spent 27 years in South African prison.
  • The Hubble Space Telescope takes its first photos from space.
  • Dr Penny Jamieson, becomes the first woman to be made an Anglican Bishop, in New Zeeland
  • The United States sends troops to Saudi Arabia, marking the beginning of Operation Desert Shield.

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 1990 → 2020 | Venezuela Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Jan. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/venezuela/inflation/1990?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 1990 to 2020
Cumulative price change 1,541,887,946,701,406.50%
Average inflation rate 175.17%
Converted amount ($100 base) $1,541,887,946,701,506.50
Price difference ($100 base) $1,541,887,946,701,406.50
CPI in 1990 985.422
CPI in 2020 15,194,100,000,000,000.000
Inflation in 1990 40.70%
Inflation in 2020 0.00%
$100 in 1990 $1,541,887,946,701,506.50 in 2020