Russia Inflation Calculator

Result: ₽100 in 1993 → ₽36,163.71 in 2020


Why a ruble today is worth only 0.3% of a ruble in 1993

Updated: November 12, 2020

According to the World Bank consumer price index for Russia, today's prices in 2020 are 36,063.71% higher than average prices since 1993. This means that a ruble today only buys 0.28% of what it could buy in 1993. The Russian Ruble experienced an average inflation rate of 24.38% per year during this period, causing the real value of a ruble to decrease.

In other words, ₽100 in 1993 is equivalent in purchasing power to about ₽36,163.71 in 2020, a difference of ₽36,063.71 over 27 years. This inflation data is collected by the World Bank and is specific to Russia.

The 1993 inflation rate was 874.25%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 4.47%1. If this number holds, ₽100 today will be equivalent in buying power to ₽104.47 next year.


Inflation from 1993 to 2020
Cumulative price change 36,063.71%
Average inflation rate 24.38%
Converted amount (₽100 base) ₽36,163.71
Price difference (₽100 base) ₽36,063.71
CPI in 1993 0.522
CPI in 2020 188.830
Inflation in 1993 874.25%
Inflation in 2020 4.47%

RUB Inflation since 1992
Annual Rate, the World Bank CPI
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Buying power of ₽100 in 1993

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for ₽100 in 1993 (price index tracking began in 1992).

For example, if you started with ₽100, you would need to end with ₽36,163.71 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When ₽100 is equivalent to ₽36,163.71 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Russian ruble decreases over time. In other words, a ruble will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a ruble over time. By calculating the value in 1993 dollars, the chart below shows how ₽100 is worth less over 27 years.

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

Ruble inflation: 1993-2020
Year Ruble Value Inflation Rate
1993 ₽100.00 874.25%
1994 ₽407.72 307.72%
1995 ₽1,212.63 197.41%
1996 ₽1,791.68 47.75%
1997 ₽2,056.15 14.76%
1998 ₽2,625.41 27.69%
1999 ₽4,876.61 85.75%
2000 ₽5,890.89 20.80%
2001 ₽7,156.08 21.48%
2002 ₽8,285.93 15.79%
2003 ₽9,418.06 13.66%
2004 ₽10,443.56 10.89%
2005 ₽11,768.35 12.69%
2006 ₽12,906.20 9.67%
2007 ₽14,068.70 9.01%
2008 ₽16,053.90 14.11%
2009 ₽17,923.75 11.65%
2010 ₽19,151.41 6.85%
2011 ₽20,767.88 8.44%
2012 ₽21,821.80 5.07%
2013 ₽23,295.58 6.75%
2014 ₽25,118.09 7.82%
2015 ₽29,020.04 15.53%
2016 ₽31,063.76 7.04%
2017 ₽32,207.94 3.68%
2018 ₽33,134.98 2.88%
2019 ₽34,616.23 4.47%
2020 ₽36,163.71 4.47%*
* 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 1993 amounts in today's rubles, based on the 36,063.71% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a ruble today
Initial value Equivalent value
₽1 ruble in 1993 ₽361.64 rubles today
₽5 rubles in 1993 ₽1,808.19 rubles today
₽10 rubles in 1993 ₽3,616.37 rubles today
₽50 rubles in 1993 ₽18,081.85 rubles today
₽100 rubles in 1993 ₽36,163.71 rubles today
₽500 rubles in 1993 ₽180,818.53 rubles today
₽1,000 rubles in 1993 ₽361,637.05 rubles today
₽5,000 rubles in 1993 ₽1,808,185.27 rubles today
₽10,000 rubles in 1993 ₽3,616,370.54 rubles today
₽50,000 rubles in 1993 ₽18,081,852.69 rubles today
₽100,000 rubles in 1993 ₽36,163,705.38 rubles today
₽500,000 rubles in 1993 ₽180,818,526.88 rubles today
₽1,000,000 rubles in 1993 ₽361,637,053.76 rubles today

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for ₽100 since 1993

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1993 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1993
×
1993 RUB value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Russian CPI was 0.522154633 in the year 1993 and 188.83046308379213 in 2020:

188.830463083792130.522154633
×
₽100
=
₽36,163.71

₽100 in 1993 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as ₽36,163.71 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 27 years between 1993 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 1993CPI in 1993
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (27 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

188.83046308379213 - 0.5221546330.522154633
×
100
=
36,064%

News headlines from 1993

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

  • Letters of mutual recognition are exchanged between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Nelson Mandela and South African President de Klerk.
  • A new democratic constitution is approved by black and white leaders in South Africa.

Data Source & Citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Russia Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1993-2020 (RUB).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Nov. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/russia/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 1993 to 2020
Cumulative price change 36,063.71%
Average inflation rate 24.38%
Converted amount (₽100 base) ₽36,163.71
Price difference (₽100 base) ₽36,063.71
CPI in 1993 0.522
CPI in 2020 188.830
Inflation in 1993 874.25%
Inflation in 2020 4.47%