We all have heard from our parents and grandparents that they earned in 10s and 100s yet Rs. 1 bought them a lot of stuff. Here CNN-IBN has done an infographic showing what Rs.100 was really worth each year going back to before our independence. By taking the Wholesale Price Index based inflation figures for the last 74 years and converted them all to the base year 1939 for easier comparison and came up with the graph below that shows the value of Rs 100 from the past 74 years in 2013. You can now calculate what yours or your mother’s or father’s first salary would be in today’s currency. For example if they earned Rs.100 in 1939, they must have been earning over Rs.20,000 in today’s terms. Inflation impact follow!