CPI Inflation Rate in South Africa

This page shows the current CPI inflation rate, as well as a graph and table of the CPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1969.

The current CPI inflation rate is % (based on CPI data for ).

The CPI percentages shown in the figures and graphs on this page are based on year-on-year changes of the Consumer Price Index.

CPI Inflation Rate Graph

This is a graph of the CPI inflation rate in South Africa, since 1969. To see what the CPI inflation rate was at a specific time, move your mouse over the graph.

CPI Inflation Rate History

The following table shows the historical CPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1969.

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  1. graham ferguson

    I would like to know the current value of R150000
    spent on property in 1991 due to inflation?

    Thanking you in anticipation.
    G D Ferguson

  2. Francois Viljoen

    R150,000 in January 1991 is approximately equal to R570,000 in January 2010 (using year-on-year CPI inflation rate).

    Jan 1991 R 150,000.00
    Jan 1992 16.10% R 174,150.00
    Jan 1993 9.60% R 190,868.40
    Jan 1994 9.90% R 209,764.37
    Jan 1995 9.80% R 230,321.28
    Jan 1996 6.80% R 245,983.13
    Jan 1997 9.40% R 269,105.54
    Jan 1998 5.70% R 284,444.56
    Jan 1999 8.90% R 309,760.12
    Jan 2000 2.70% R 318,123.65
    Jan 2001 7.10% R 340,710.42
    Jan 2002 4.90% R 357,405.24
    Jan 2003 11.60% R 398,864.24
    Jan 2004 0.10% R 399,263.11
    Jan 2005 3.00% R 411,241.00
    Jan 2006 4.00% R 427,690.64
    Jan 2007 6.00% R 453,352.08
    Jan 2008 9.30% R 495,513.82
    Jan 2009 8.10% R 535,650.44
    Jan 2010 6.20% R 568,860.77

  3. Christo Fourie

    I am not an expert on the subject, but I don’t think you can merely use the Jan CPI for every year and assume that is the CPI for the year. Surely there is an average for the year or an official CPI for every year which would be more appropriate to use to calculate CPI over a number of years.

    Could somebody please provide the year-on-year CPI for thee last say decade or two. I have been unable to get that info on statssa.

  4. Francois Viljoen


    All the CPI inflation rate figures shown on this page are year-on-year figures (calculated taking the percentage increase of the CPI index when compared to the CPI index for the same month of the previous year).

    So in the calculation shown it is correct to use the January CPI for every year (assuming that the property was also bought in January).

  5. Andrew


    Where do you source your inflation data from?
    1. I need the data in a useable format (excel / .csv)
    2. I need to be able to prove its accuracy

    Please help

  6. Francois Viljoen

    @ Andrew

    The data source is stats SA.

    Unfortunately I don’t have the data in Excel / CSV format. The CPI figures are added to a database as they come in.

    An upgrade is in the pipeline for this page to allow CSV downloads later on.

  7. Henk Theron

    Jan 2004 = 0.10%??? Must be wrong.

  8. Francois Viljoen


    The figure is correct (rounded to 1 decimal value).

    CPI (index) for Jan 2003: 76.0
    CPI (index) for Jan 2004: 76.1

    Year-on-year CPI inflation rate for Jan 2004:
    (76.1 – 76.0) / 76.0 * 100 = 0.13%

    Remember, the CPI inflation rate is not your personal inflation rate.

    The CPI is made up of a collection of goods to try to measure the inflation experienced by all consumers in South Africa, as a whole.

  9. Christo Fourie

    Thank you Francios. much appreciated!

  10. Peter F.


    1) TAKE THE JAN 2010 FIGURE ONLY IE R130 000 X 6.2%


    PETER F.

  11. Francois Viljoen


    You should do neither 1 or 2.

    Since the commencement date is Jan 2001 then you should take the January inflation rates for all years from 2002 till 2010 and accumulatively add the inflation for each year.

    There’s an example in one of the comments above.

  12. Charles

    I would like to know the current value of property bought in 1980 for R25 000.

    I would love some help in this matter


  13. Carol Brandt

    Where can I get month on month CPI figures? If I average the month on month figures over 12 months, will you get the same number as the year on year figures quoted above?


  14. Francois Viljoen


    Stats SA.

  15. Ilka

    Hi Francois

    Does CPI include morgages? If so what is the morgage percentage that is included in CPI?

    Many thanks

  16. Francois Viljoen


    Does CPI include mortgages?

    Yes, the CPI includes mortgage costs (CPIX excludes mortgage costs).

    What is the morgage percentage that is included in CPI?

    I’m not 100% sure, but I think mortgage costs makes up about 12% of the CPI basket.

  17. Francois Viljoen


    Using the CPI as a reference for inflation, R 25,000 in Jan 1981 has approximately the same value as R 375,000 today.

    As for how much the property is worth today, that depends on a lot more than just inflation, it could be a lot more or a lot less.

  18. Vanessa Baatjies

    If the company I am working for told me that they were going to give me a salary increase based on the current inflationary rate. Where would I be able to find out what that rate is at present.


  19. Francois Viljoen


    Look at the top of this page for the current inflation rate.

  20. Chantal

    Dear Francois
    Please could you advise me on the following:

    In terms of my ANC (Ante Nuptila Contract) my commencement value at date of marriage, in JAN 2001, was R100 000.00.

    To factor in the CPI as at JAN 2010, I have been advised that attorneys use the following formula :

    ANC Value CPI (date when divorce is predicted)
    _________ x ______________________________
    1 CPI ( at date when ANC concluded)

    If this formula is correct then my R100 000.00 in Jan 2001, in terms of accrual, is worth R87 323.94 at JAN 2010 ie.

    R100 000.00 JAN 2010
    __________ x ________
    1 JAN 2001

    = R100 000.00 6.20
    __________ x ____
    1 7.1

    = R87 323.94

    This surely cannot be correct !

    The other method is to factor in the average CPI, compounded for each year of the marriage.

    Please help



  21. Francois Viljoen


    The formula seems correct, but you should be using the CPI (index) values, and not the CPI inflation rate values.

    CPI at Jan 2001: 64.9
    CPI at Jan 2010: 109.5

    Using your formula, we have R100,000 * (109.5 / 64.9) = R168,721

  22. Chantal

    Thank you for that Francois. Does your site cater for the CPI (INDEX) values ?
    If so where ? If not what site could I try ?

    Many thanks once again.


  23. Francois Viljoen


    Nope, unfortunately the data is not yet visible on Liberta.

    I’m busy creating an inflation calculator (because many people have the same query as yours) and then I’ll post it all in one go.

    The best source for raw CPI data is Stats SA.

  24. Lisa Visser

    I am doing a school project for economics and was wondering whether anyone could help me to explain why the CPI rate has either increased or decreased between 2003 and now.


  25. Elanie Meyer

    I need to calculate the current worth (buying power) of a sum of money that was invested in 1963. Can you perhaps advise what the inflation rates were during the period 1963 – 1981?

  26. Francois Viljoen


    Unfortunately I only have inflation stats from 1982 onwards.

  27. Tau Malapane


    I would like to know what caused the prime rate to drop back to where it was in 2005. what factors that influenced it to drop?

  28. Thokozani

    Thanks for insighful information Francois on inflation, I finally found an easy to understand explanation of inflation rate!

    Keep up doing the good work!


  29. Francois Viljoen


    Interest rates were lowered because inflation came down to within reasonable levels.

    Inflation came down because of less consumer demand, which was probably mostly caused by a combination of higher interest rates and global economic problems that started in 2007.

  30. Steve

    If someone started donating R100 per month to a charity in Jan 2006, what is the effective buying power of that R100 p/m now if they never raised the donation to take inflation into account?

  31. Morris

    will you be be including columns for cpix, ppi and other measures in future? would be super usefull


  32. Francois Viljoen


    PPI, CPI, GDP, prime & repo is already available. Will see what I can do about CPIX.

  33. Kobus van niekerk

    Talking about accrual system, commencement amounts and final assets amount, can you tell me how the final asset value of an estate is determined if the anc contract only mentions R-value and not actual properties owned. (the one party owned property and the other presumably just cash/investments.


  34. Kobus van niekerk

    Sorry Francois I have another one as well. How do you convert the CPI inflation rate back to a CPI index?

  35. Chris

    Hi Francois,

    Great site and comments, I’ve added this to my Favorites List.

    I have a question. Considering that Statistics South Africa made changes in January 2008 to the composition of the CPI, does the ‘CPI – ALL items for metropolitan areas’ still exist? Or is there only the CPI and CPIX?

    Thanks again,

    Best regards,


  36. Stefan

    Hi Francois,
    I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to this. I were looking on stats SA where they got a total CPI of 13% or something but year on year said 4.6%, whats the difference? How much more will I have to earn to live the same in say July this year from July last year? (Minimum increase)?

  37. Socrates

    I do not understand the difference between CPI and CPIX. Can you please help me…..What is the difference between these two terms..

  38. Rob B

    Francois etc
    FYI, the STATS SA web site has two series of CPI index data – one up to 2008 and one subsequently, yet the two data series do not overlap – something to do with old metropolitan and other urban areas now cobined since 2009.
    They do have the % CPI change but they don’t have a single series of index data, which is amazing!

  39. Kerry Pretorius

    Hi Francois

    I am doing an assignment for university and I am trying to find out why the inflation rate dropped so low in 2003/4 at 0.10% and then went to 13.7% in 2008? I’m only looking at 2000-2010 I’m still new to all of this and can’t understand why.

    Kind Regards
    Kerry Pretorius

  40. Christo

    Thank you for an excellent website and very professional feedbacks. Looking forward at more spreadsheets to download.

  41. Francois Viljoen


    As far as I know, only the weighting of the CPI index changed.

    The categories should still be there…

  42. Francois Viljoen


    You can think of the CPIX as a subset of the CPI.

    The CPIX basket of goods is the same as that of the CPI, except it does not include “owner’s equivalent rent” (i.e. mortgage costs).

  43. Francois Viljoen


    I don’t know where you got 13% from.

    The year-on-year figure is the percentage change in the CPI, for a year.

    So, provided that your expenses match those that make up the CPI basket of goods, you can use the year-on-year figures as shown on this page to see how much more you’ll need.

  44. Vhutshilo

    What was the CPIX rate in December 2009

  45. Louis van der Walt: National Human settlement Department

    Could you kindly indicate what the current monthly income will be of a person that earned R10 500 in January 2004 as adjusted for the eroding effects of inflation utilising the CPIX indicator.

  46. Naeem

    Hi everyone

    Could you please assist me with the following: I am looking for information on:
    1) GDP growth (quarter-on-quarter basis, NOT year-on-year) as well as
    2) CPI figures (month-on-month AND year-on-year).

    Could you please advise me as to where this information may be found (I checked everywhere on statssa)

    Much appreciated

  47. Helma Bruwer

    Good Day Francois

    Could you please assist me with the year-on-year CPI rate from 1976 – 2010?

    Thank you.


  48. Francois Viljoen


    Unfortunately no I only have data from 1982.

  49. alicia

    please help with the cpi figure to use as i have a contract that started last year 2009 and expired this year and the escalation on this contract is: cpi +2%. could you please help me with the formula to use to use.

    i assume that there has been a defaltion from last year to now and the difference between the figure now and then is -ve. how do we incorporate this into the contract/calculation?

  50. Nikki Geldenhuys

    Good day.

    My children’s monthly maintenance was set at R 6880 per month in 2006 and due to increase every year on the 1st of January by the average annual cpi according to Stats SA. Please could you tell me those percentages for 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010?

    Could you possibly calculate the monthly figure I ought to be receiving as well as the predicted increase from 1 Jan 2011?


  51. Lauren

    I have the same query as Nikki, my ex husband has not increased the maintenance for my children since we got divocesd in 2006. If he is giving us R8,950.00 per monh, how much should this have increased by per annum, and how much should I be requesting he increase the maintenance by for 2011?

    I do hope you cabn assist in this query!

    Kind regards

  52. Dave Cartwright

    Irequire the annual inflation rates for years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,2010

  53. Francois Viljoen

    @Dave Cartwright

    All the inflation rates on this web page are year-on-year (i.e. annual) inflation rates.

  54. Nick Eastaugh

    I am looking for CPI or CPIX inflation data from say 1980 to show the impact of inflation on annuity income for elderly people living off a pension income/annuity income – would you be able to assist?

  55. Francois Viljoen


    Unfortunately not I only have data from 1982.

  56. Ken

    Hi, I am doing an assessment for school and from my other research, it said that the inflation targeting of 3-6% since 2000 never reached it’s target band until 2003 yet this information shows inflation already in the target area in 2000. And if it was already in the target area in 2000, why would there be a need for an inflation targeting policy?
    Please help, very confused.

    Also, the 2008 hike in inflation was probably due to global financial crisis but what happened in 2003 to cause that inflation hike?

  57. Teresa

    Hi. I’m trying to work out the wage increase for our domestic worker. I believe it should be the previous year’s wage + CPIX + 1%. If her wage has been R160/day, what should her daily rate now be increased to please? Thanks

  58. Peter F.

    I believe the CPIX is 3.4% + 1% = 4.4%
    Therefore R160 X 4.4% = R167.04

  59. Teresa

    Thanks, Peter. Is the CPIX rate the same as the CPI one? (CPI is 3.4%.)

  60. Renée

    What would the value be of R50 000 today, dating back to april 1983?

  61. Francois Viljoen


    As far as I know the weighting of the components that make up the CPI was changed a few years ago, so this is just an estimation.

    CPI (index) for Apr 1983: 9.9
    CPI (index) for Nov 2010: 112.8

    Using the CPI as basis for inflation the approximate equivalent value of R 50,000 during April 1983 today is
    = R 50,000 x (112.8 / 9.9)
    = R 569,697

  62. James Houghton

    Awesome CPIX graph, very cool

  63. Mia

    I would like to know, how much would my rent go up if it is linked to cpix? What was cpix for 2010?

  64. adele lockyer

    What was the CPI index value for April 2000 and December 2010 I am needing to calculte an accrued value in an ANC. Thank you

  65. Francois Viljoen


    CPI for
    – April 2000: 61.8
    – Dec 2010: 113.0

    I.e. 82.8% increase.

  66. Bridget Clark

    What would a reasonable annual salary increase be for staff in a sme for 2011? Is CPIX +1% a standard formula to use?

  67. Johan

    What is the Construction Cost Index (CCI)for the last 5 years?

  68. Somayya Hoosen

    I am doing an assignment kindly provide me with a CPI grapgh of S.A between 1982-2002 and also explain how inflation has changed during the years and what could have brought it about


    On what basket of goods/factors are used to establish the inflation rate and would the rate vary if a specific basket of goods pertinent to an industry be used.For example industrial rental escalations where I would assume the likes of bricks,mortar.steel petrol would be used.

  70. Nelly

    I need to know how has inflation has changed during the years (1982-2011) and what could have brought it about?

    Await for your assistance.

    Nelly Tshabalala

  71. Keeran Rutthan

    Like Nelly, I need to know why inflation has changed over the years (1982 to date) and what could have brought it about.

    Thank you and regards

    Keeran Rutthan

  72. Francois Viljoen

    @Nelly & Keeran

    See this article:
    What is Inflation?

  73. Ronel

    Wow – I am a Medic -and these things even make sense to me! Great info Tx

  74. Natasha

    Good day. would it be possible for you to advise the total inflation from 1971 to present day. for example what would the present day value be of an antique purchased in 1971 for R285? if you dont have stats that far back then please advise from the latest date that you do have.
    thank you

  75. RAMLA

    I need to know how has inflation has changed during the years (1982-2011) and what could have brought it about?

  76. Karla Saller

    i have the same question as a person above, i don’t see that it was answered? “How do you convert the CPI inflation rate back to a CPI index?” i need the CPI index for March 2011 to do a current value calculation. StatsSA only seems to give the inflation figure?

  77. Francois Viljoen


    Unfortunately you can’t convert the CPI inflation rate back to the CPI index.

  78. Chris

    Hi – How would I go about calculating what R 1 000 in 1986 is worth today in inflation adjusted terms? Ie what formula and inputs would I use off your site, if there?

  79. Lee

    Is there such a term as CPI Sensitivity Factor and what is it?

  80. Smith

    Question please.
    How can a supplier calculate the % increase in his current price for the next 24 months with the CPI/PPI as guideline?
    We are a small business supplying the local industry with technical services and goods on a contract basis. Our new contract will be for a two year period starting 1 Sept 11 and we want to use the CPI / PPI (the more relevant index) to motivate the price increase for the next 24 months in which our price will stay fixed.

  81. vicky

    im trying to find out what maintenance I should be getting.
    was divorced June 1993 monthly payment of R1400.00 what should I be getting now August 2011??? please help me if you can.
    thank you so much in advance.

  82. vicky

    neglected to say it is linked to the consumer index.

  83. Marietjie Esterhuizen

    Hallo Francois,

    For student help where can I find a history of prices over the past 5 years my son has an assignment and we are having difficulties in obtaining data pse help

    Kind Regards

  84. Alet

    Thanx for your information. I could make use of it in a Mathematics question.

  85. vicky stander

    Hi Francois,
    Im looking for help to work out what maintenance I should be getting. It is linked to the consumer index. Im looking at a figure of R1400.00 in June 1993. Now August 2011 what would the current monthly figure work out at.

  86. Mariette van Rooyen

    Good day
    Has the South African Reserve Bank succeeded in keeping inflation with the range?


    Please assist, I need to calculate the service level agreement of the mainteance increase for my clients infrastructure, stating from October 2011 to September 2013. The incerase should be based on CPI, how do I calculate yearly incarease on SLA base on CPI?

    Please help urgently

  88. Sebata


    I am lay in this sort of things and i need help to structure my pricing increase plan for products I sell in the chemical industry. We import some raws and other we buy locally. I need to know in simple terms the difference between CPI and CPIX.

  89. Pierre

    Hi Francois,
    I need data for expect and unexpected inflation for SA can you tell me where I can get it.

  90. russell atherstone

    I have been trying in vain to extract the monthly CPIX [NOT CPI] rates for 2011 off the internet. Can you assist?



  91. Debbie Mac

    Where can I find the average CPIX figure for 2011. Domestic wage increases are based on CPIX + 1% NOT CPI. There may be a substantial difference and if you do not use the CPIX you will fall foul of the Labour Law.

  92. Gavin Shone

    I need to calculate what a equivalent bursary of R6 000 for July 2001 would now be in January 2012 adjusted for inflation. I would assume the CPI rate would be the best rate to use?

  93. Francois Viljoen


    Yes, CPI would be a good indicator.

    But it is possible that education costs have increased more or less than the CPI, since education only makes up a part of the CPI basket of goods.

  94. Donald

    Hi I have a question, I need to calculate the REAL value of petrol prices. for example I did my research on petrol prices
    This is 2005 :
    Price CPI
    5.42 3.6%
    But now I am lost

  95. Jo

    Hi Francois,

    I don’t mean to add to the many questions people ask you, but I have read through all the comments above as well as read through as much info as I can on the internet and need help with the following problem:

    If a supplier has a transport factor in the cost of his goods of around 40%, of which say 25% is made up of fuel costs (diesel): He starts the year with a price of R150 which fluctuates through-out the year based on a seperate fuel adjustment calculator (so for eg in 2011, the price may have ended at R160). I have the following questions:

    1. Would the base price for 2012 be calculated on the base price of 2011 or the last fluctuated price at the end of 2011?
    2. Would the CPI/X rate be used for the increase or with transport holding quite a large weight in the basket would it carry more weight with an increase too?

    Thanks so much for your time :-)

  96. Francois Viljoen


    1. I’m not really sure what you mean. I assume the “official” yearly inflation would be calculated by taking the difference between the price at the beginning of 2011 and the price on the same date the next year.

    2. If I was the supplier I would increase my prices according to increases I had. Isn’t that the logical thing to do? How else will I cover my additional costs?

  97. Zahné


    How would you go about to forecast the CPI Index for the rest of 2012 up until March 2013 (in Exel)?

    Any advice would be helpful! Thanks :)

  98. Sandra

    How would I go about calculating an annual increase for a nursery school. My 2 largest expenses are electricity and food. Looking only at the CPI index does not give a accurate reflection of my expenses during the period June 2011 – June 2012

  99. Francois Viljoen


    You would firstly have to estimate how much more expensive all the individual items in the basket of goods that make up the CPI will be at the end of March 2013.

    Then you need to combine them using the weights (i.e. multiplication factor) of for each item.

    This will give you an estimated CPI.


    If I was you I would pass on the actual increases to your clients, in such a way that your profit increases by the CPI rate.

    1. If you made R 100,000 profit for the year ending June 2012 and
    2. The year-on-year CPI rate at the end of June 2012 was 6%,
    Then increase your fees in such a way that you will make approximately
    R 100,000 * 1.06 = R 106,000 profit at the end of June 2013.

  100. Zahné

    Hi Francois,

    Thanks for your reply!

    Just a quick question. Do the prices of the basket of goods change every month?? Do you know if this data is available on Stats SA because I can’t seem to find prices? I’ve stumbled across the weights for the individual prices in the basket, but can’t find prices?

    Thanks, I really appreciate your assistance :)


  101. Chanelle


    Im in search of graphs showing current and historic inflation rates for South Africa.If anyone knows of some sites,please do help.


  102. Marlene

    I need to use the weighted average of the CPI to calculate the value of R130 000 in January 2012 (starting in January 1989) What is the current value? How do I work it out?

  103. Jacques

    I need to calculate poverty lines for 2011, and I am not sure how to do that. I assume it increases with CPI.

    These are from 2008, and are per capita:


    Any help would be much appreciated

  104. Eugene Doubell

    Do you have the average inflation rate since 1972.

  105. Francois Viljoen

    Unfortunately not.

  106. Juanita Geraghty

    Please help – Am trying to work out for insurance purposes what the replacement value is for a property that was valued at R695 750.00 in 2002. According to Nedcor, the replacement value according to inflation, is now R3 987 309.91. No additions or changes have been made to the property. Thanks very much

  107. Carissa Reddy

    Francois please assist,

    How do I use CPI and PPI to measure the fairness of supplier increases?
    If I have a supplier with an annual increase of 7.15% for the next 12 months based on the increase in fuel costs, how can I work out if this is a market related increase?

    Much Appreciated.

  108. Vukosi Marivate

    @shakasisulu CPI Inflation Rate in South Africa http://t.co/jxHAembR

  109. godfrey

    I would like to know what is the curreny inflation rate and CPI TODAY?

  110. Rhona

    Hi. I need to know what the CPI was for the past year. I was divorced in 2009 – the annual increase is based on CPI of previous year. The increase is to be effective from Sept 2012. Thank you

  111. Steven Johnson

    Dear all,
    I am not a resident of SA but am fortunate enough to undertake voluntary work there for around 6 months each year.
    This I have done for approximately the last 10 years in which time I have built 2 lodges (sold one and use one).

    Simple question: Why am I always asked to increase my insurance costs and other costs payable by 10% each year?
    CPI varies year to year and over the best part of the last 10 years is no where near 10%.
    I also notice building costs have asked for much more at times even when there was a an overcapacity of cement (world cup aside)

  112. Ilka


    Can anyone help? What is food inflation sitting at? at what has food inflation been for the last 12 months?

    All help greatly appreciated!



  113. Ilka

    oh sorry me again. Is there a way that I can work out food inflation? Thanks all!

  114. Renier

    I created a calculator for any inflation adjusted prices from 1981 to 2013.


    The inflation index numbers are also available on the site.

    Hope you find it useful.

  115. Wayne Prinsloo

    @Steven Johnson
    That is what we are all trying to figure out – but if you figure it out before we do, PLEASE let us know!!! :-)

    More techincal details:
    The portion that one pays on insurance and rental is often a smaller portion than other goods that increase by less than 10%.
    In other words, the AVERAGE is at CPI, but NOT ALL items increase by 10%. Good example is electronics (e.g. Television sets) tend to decrease in cost as technology and mass-production techniques improves…

  116. Fanie

    Where can I see the data to prove inflation effect i.e a loaf of bread cost in 1983 only 10 cents and applying the inflation rate will bring it to todays R11.20. I want to retire and would like to apply the logic on the future to see what my rates and taxes will cost, bread , fuel etc, thus a typical basket for a pensioner.

  117. marius de beer

    I am looking for a historical table on CPIX, you only posted CPI historical table.

  118. Debi

    Good day

    What formular does one use in order to calculate a yearly increase in maintenance ?

    Many thanks


  119. Riana

    Where can I find the CPI index for June 2004 and June 2014. I need that urgently for a divorce calculation.

  120. Francois Viljoen

    @Riana: You can use the inflation calculator.


  121. Steven

    If a property was bought at R50 000 in 1995, all factors remaining more or less the same, how much is it worth today?

  122. Steven

    Please, also show me how you calculate the answer.

  123. Francois Viljoen


    Your question is one of those “how long is a piece of string?” types.

    The property is worth whatever amount you can sell it for.

    If you would like to know how many Rands you need today to buy approximately the same amount of goods that R50,000 could buy in 1995, while measuring inflation via the CPI index, then you can use the inflation calculator:


  124. Craig

    Hi can anyone please help. I’m trying to find out the municipal value of a property back in 1995. The municipality only has from 2000 onwards. I need to get proof of the value as well.

    Thanks in advance.


    Hi Francois – you may have dealt with this question before …
    I need to submit documentary evidence in terms of Sec 4 (1) (b) (iii) of the Matrimonial Prop Act 88/1984 of an ACCRUAL calculation using the WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF THE CPI as published from time to time in the “Gov. Gazette.” Where can I find the GG tables? I suspect problems and need to do it RIGHT .. the first time. Baie dankie – by voorbaat.

  126. Francois Viljoen


    I assume this is re a divorce.

    You can use the inflation calculator to calculate Rand value today of values in prior years.


    But rather pay someone for legal advice. I haven’t prepared anything like what you require.

  127. Vanessa Baatjies

    I would appreciate it if my previous comment can be removed.

    Thank you

  128. kgodiso mowane

    I like know the inflation rates is doing rigth or wrong target in south africa after 20 years of freedom.. ECONOMY GROWTH AFTER 5 YEAR IS GOOD TO BOOMS

  129. erick

    Firstly, thanks for an amazing site – well done.
    Info I’m trying to find and can’t get anywhere;
    We know the ‘basket’ contents gets adjusted from time to time to give a different inflation figure.
    What has the basket contents been year by year(or adjustment by adjustment) for the past 3 decades?
    Any help appreciated.

  130. Francois Viljoen

    @erick: That information should be available from Stats SA… I agree it would be interesting.

  131. Marie-Anne Oosthuizen

    I would just like to know what the current CPI rate is for January 2015.

  132. Francois Viljoen

    @Marie-Anne: The CPI rate for January 2015 will only be released at the end of February 2015.

  133. Nidhi


    Thank you for this. It is difficult to come by the above information.

    2 questions:

    1. Are the historical numbers CPI or CPIX? From what I understand Stats SA moved from CPI to CPIX in 2009.

    2. Could you please help me with fiscal year CPIX(till 2009) and CPI(from 2009) numbers from 1994/95 to 2014/15.

    -If I take an average of March 94 to April 95 and so on for each fiscal year, would that give me the CPI for that fiscal year?

    Thank you for your help!

  134. Ramon

    Hi, can you perhaps help me find the actual cost/prices of the items that make up the cpi basket for Jan 2015, or is the a websites that collates this data. I have checked stats SA, but they don’t seem to keep the actual prices of the goods used to calculate the cpi.

  135. Francois Viljoen


    1. All CPI (values prior to 2009 re-based).
    2. Check with StatsSA.


    Unfortunately I don’t have that detailed information.

  136. Brenda

    Hi there,

    I would like to know how to work out the value of the rand in 1977 – in other words, if the money spent on an advertising budget in 1977 was R10 000 / then effectively what would the equal amount be to that R10 000 in 2015? I hope my question makes sense, but R10 000 will not buy much advertising today, yet in 1977 it went a long way… please help me as this is part of a project for school.


  137. Francois Viljoen

    @Brenda: You can use the inflation calculator for that:


    Kind regards,


  138. Theuns Prinsloo

    Teen watter datum kry ons die volgende maand se VPI ( Tans Apr, waneer Mei/) Dankie vir `n baie handige blad

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