**Result:**
$100
in 1961 →
$1,154,057.53
in 2021

$100 in 1961 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,154,057.53 today, an increase of $1,153,957.53 over 60 years. The peso had an average inflation rate of 16.87% per year between 1961 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 1,153,957.53%.

This means that today's prices are 11,540.58 times higher than average prices since 1961, according to the World Bank consumer price index for Mexico. A peso today only buys 0.01% of what it could buy back then.

The 1961 inflation rate was 1.61%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2020 to 2021) is now 3.40%^{1}.
If this number holds, $100 today will be equivalent in buying power to $103.40 next year.

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Cumulative price change | 1,153,957.53% |

Average inflation rate | 16.87% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $1,154,057.53 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $1,153,957.53 |

CPI in 1961 | 0.013 |

CPI in 2021 | 151.322 |

Inflation in 1961 | 1.61% |

Inflation in 2021 | 3.40% |

$100 in 1961 | $1,154,057.53 in 2021 |

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 $1,154,057.53 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $1,154,057.53 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Mexican peso decreases over time. In other words, a peso will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a peso over time. By calculating the value in 1961 dollars, the chart below shows how $100 is worth less over 60 years.

According to the World Bank, each of these MXN 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 pesos, based on the 1,153,957.53% change in prices:

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

$1 peso in 1961 | $11,540.58 pesos today |

$5 pesos in 1961 | $57,702.88 pesos today |

$10 pesos in 1961 | $115,405.75 pesos today |

$50 pesos in 1961 | $577,028.77 pesos today |

$100 pesos in 1961 | $1,154,057.53 pesos today |

$500 pesos in 1961 | $5,770,287.67 pesos today |

$1,000 pesos in 1961 | $11,540,575.34 pesos today |

$5,000 pesos in 1961 | $57,702,876.70 pesos today |

$10,000 pesos in 1961 | $115,405,753.39 pesos today |

$50,000 pesos in 1961 | $577,028,766.96 pesos today |

$100,000 pesos in 1961 | $1,154,057,533.91 pesos today |

$500,000 pesos in 1961 | $5,770,287,669.56 pesos today |

$1,000,000 pesos in 1961 | $11,540,575,339.11 pesos 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 MXN value

=

Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Mexican CPI was 0.0131121514 in the year 1961 and 151.32177108953547 in 2021:

151.321771089535470.0131121514

×

$100

=

$100 in 1961 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1,154,057.53 in 2021.

To get the total inflation rate for the 60 years between 1961 and 2021, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2021 - CPI in 1961CPI in 1961

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

151.32177108953547 - 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, 1961-2021 (MXN).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Oct. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/mexico/inflation.

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Cumulative price change | 1,153,957.53% |

Average inflation rate | 16.87% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $1,154,057.53 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $1,153,957.53 |

CPI in 1961 | 0.013 |

CPI in 2021 | 151.322 |

Inflation in 1961 | 1.61% |

Inflation in 2021 | 3.40% |

$100 in 1961 | $1,154,057.53 in 2021 |