Poland Inflation Calculator

Result: zł100 in 1971 → zł659,127.82 in 2022


The Polish Zloty has lost 99.985% of its value since 1971

Updated: August 10, 2022

zł100 in 1971 is equivalent in purchasing power to about zł659,127.82 today, an increase of zł659,027.82 over 51 years. The zloty had an average inflation rate of 18.82% per year between 1971 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 659,027.82%.

This means that today's prices are 6,591.28 times higher than average prices since 1971, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for Poland. A zloty today only buys 0.015% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1971 was 1.10%. The current inflation rate compared to last year is now 15.57%. If this number holds, zł100 today will be equivalent in buying power to zł115.57 next year.


Inflation from 1971 to 2022
Cumulative price change659,027.82%
Average inflation rate18.82%
Converted amount (zł100 base)zł659,127.82
Price difference (zł100 base)zł659,027.82
CPI in 19710.020
CPI in 2022129.670
Inflation in 19711.10%
Inflation in 202215.57%
zł100 in 1971zł659,127.82 in 2022

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 zł659,127.82 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When zł100 is equivalent to zł659,127.82 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 51 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: 1971-2022
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%
2022zł659,127.8213.14%*
* 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 659,027.82% change in prices:

Conversion: 1971 zloty today
Initial valueEquivalent value
zł1 zloty in 1971zł6,591.28 zloty today
zł5 zloty in 1971zł32,956.39 zloty today
zł10 zloty in 1971zł65,912.78 zloty today
zł50 zloty in 1971zł329,563.91 zloty today
zł100 zloty in 1971zł659,127.82 zloty today
zł500 zloty in 1971zł3,295,639.10 zloty today
zł1,000 zloty in 1971zł6,591,278.20 zloty today
zł5,000 zloty in 1971zł32,956,390.98 zloty today
zł10,000 zloty in 1971zł65,912,781.97 zloty today
zł50,000 zloty in 1971zł329,563,909.84 zloty today
zł100,000 zloty in 1971zł659,127,819.69 zloty today
zł500,000 zloty in 1971zł3,295,639,098.44 zloty today
zł1,000,000 zloty in 1971zł6,591,278,196.87 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 129.6703 in 2022:

129.67030.019673012749106104
×
zł100
=
zł659,127.82

zł100 in 1971 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as zł659,127.82 in 2022.

To get the total inflation rate for the 51 years between 1971 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1971CPI in 1971
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (51 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

129.6703 - 0.0196730127491061040.019673012749106104
×
100
=
659,028%

Data source & citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Poland Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1971-2022 (PLN).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 10 Aug. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/poland/inflation.

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

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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 2022
Cumulative price change659,027.82%
Average inflation rate18.82%
Converted amount (zł100 base)zł659,127.82
Price difference (zł100 base)zł659,027.82
CPI in 19710.020
CPI in 2022129.670
Inflation in 19711.10%
Inflation in 202215.57%
zł100 in 1971zł659,127.82 in 2022