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What cost Rs 100 in 1947 would cost Rs 5,920.91 now

Last updated on: September 23, 2011 11:06 IST

What cost Rs 100 in 1947 would cost Rs 5,920.91 now

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Inflation is one of the biggest challenges facing India. With prices rising to all time highs, there seems to be little respite for the common man.

From 1969 to 2010, the average inflation rate in India was 7.99 per cent hitting a historical high of 34.68 percent in September of 1974 and a record low of -11.31 percent in May 1976.

What cost Rs 100 in 1947 would cost Rs 5,920.91 in 2011, a whopping rise of 5920.91 per cent.The average yearly inflation for 1948-2011 is 6.76 per cent.

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Image: A worker of Samajwadi Party carries an effigy depicting the central government on his head during a protest against a price hike.
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What cost Rs 100 in 1952 costs Rs 4,200.16 in 2011, a rise of 4100.16 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1953 - 2011 is 6.68 per cent.

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Image: Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) carry an effigy depicting inflation during a mock funeral procession.
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What cost Rs 100 in 1957 would cost Rs 3,896.09 in 2011, up 3796.09 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1958-2011 is 7.14 per cent.

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Image: A vendor sells spices on a street in Srinagar.
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What cost Rs 100 in 1962 would cost Rs 3,278.55 in 2011, a rise of 3178.55 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1963-2011 is 7.50 per cent.

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Image: A vendor arranges watermelons for sale along the side of a road in Kolkata.
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What cost Rs 100 in 1967 would cost Rs 2,036.62 in 2011, up 1936.62 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1968-2011 is 7.21 per cent.

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Image: A labourer carries a sack of wheat inside a grain-sorting unit at Sanand.
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What cost Rs 100 in 1972 would cost Rs 1,659.50 in 2011, a rise of 1559.50 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1973-2011 is 7.60 per cent.

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What cost Rs 100 in 1977 would cost Rs 1010.58 in 2011, a rise of 910.58 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1978-2011 is 7.11 per cent.

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What cost Rs 100 in 1982 would cost Rs 657.35 in 2011, up 557.35 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1983-2011 is 6.74 per cent.

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What cost Rs 100 in 1987 would cost Rs. 473.25 in 2011 which is an increase of 373.25 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1988-2011 is 6.73 per cent.

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What cost Rs 100 in 1991 would cost Rs 330.66 in 2011, up 230.66 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1992- 2011 is 6.19 per cent.


Image: A Socialist Unity Centre of India activist burns an effigy of inflation in New Delhi.
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What cost Rs 100 in 1996 would cost Rs 214.02 in 2011, a rise of 114.02 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 1997-2011 is 5.21 per cent.


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What cost Rs 100 in 2001 would cost Rs 167.28 in 2011, up 67.28 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 2002-2011 is 5.29 per cent.

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What cost Rs 100 in 2006 would cost Rs 132.43 in 2011, up 32.43 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 2007- 2011 is 5.79 per cent.

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What cost Rs 100 in 2009 would cost Rs 110.25 in 2011 which is an increase of 10.25 per cent.

The average yearly inflation for 2010-2011 is 5 per cent.


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