Value of 1975 Euro (Belgium) today

€100 in 1975

€394.61 in 2018

The inflation rate in Belgium between 1975 and today has been 294.61%, which translates into a total increase of €294.61. This means that 100 euro in 1975 are equivalent to 394.61 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1975 equals €394.61 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 3.17%.

Inflation timeline in Belgium (1975-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of €100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.

All calculations are performed in the local currency (EUR) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1975-2018) 285.28%
Total Inflation* 294.61%
Annual inflation avg. (1975-2018) 3.19%
Annual inflation avg.* 3.17%
CPI 1975 27.2
CPI 2018 104.8
CPI today* 107.34
€1 in 1975 €3.85 in 2018

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: FV = PV (1 + i)n, where:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much are €100 worth today. There are 43 years between 1975 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 3.169%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)43 = €385.28

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1975 was 27.2 and the CPI today is 107.34. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
104.8/27.2
= €385.28

Belgium inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1975 €3.95 euro today
€5 euro in 1975 €19.73 euro today
€10 euro in 1975 €39.46 euro today
€50 euro in 1975 €197.31 euro today
€100 euro in 1975 €394.61 euro today
€500 euro in 1975 €1,973.05 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1975 €3,946.1 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1975 €19,730.52 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1975 €39,461.04 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1975 €197,305.18 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1975 €394,610.37 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1975 €1,973,051.83 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1975 €3,946,103.67 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1975 100
1976 111.03
1977 119.32
1978 126.86
1979 131.77
1980 138.53
1981 148.99
1982 161.11
1983 174.16
1984 186.62
1985 196.59
1986 204.51
1987 205.7
1988 208.68
1989 212.7
1990 220.36
1991 228.05
1992 234.42
1993 240.04
1994 246.52
1995 251.1
1996 254.78
1997 261.26
1998 264.25
1999 265.78
2000 270.92
2001 277.69
2002 283.74
2003 287.64
2004 292.63
2005 299.3
2006 307.93
2007 313
2008 322.65
2009 331.14
2010 332.02
2011 342.33
2012 354.24
2013 362.15
2014 365.64
2015 364.26
2016 369.72
2017 377.23
2018 385.28
Today 394.61