Value of 1985 Euro (Belgium) today

€100 in 1985
€237.35 in 2024

The inflation rate in Belgium between 1985 and today has been 137.35%, which translates into a total increase of €137.35. This means that 100 euro in 1985 are equivalent to 237.35 euro in 2024. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1985 equals €237.35 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.24%.

Inflation timeline in Belgium (1985 - 2024)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of €100 due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing 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 extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1985-2023 130.23%
Cumulative inflation 1985-today 137.35%
Avg. Annual inflation 1985-2023 2.22%
CPI 1985 55.11
CPI 2023 126.87
CPI 2024-03 (latest official data) 130.55
CPI today 130.79

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 Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1985 and 2023, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2023
=Value1985 ×
CPI2023/CPI1985
=€ 100 ×
126.87/55.11
€230.23

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 130.79:

Valuetoday
=Value1985 ×
CPItoday/CPI1985
=€ 100 ×
130.79/55.11
€237.35

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: 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 38 years between 1985 and 2023 and the average inflation rate was 2.2188%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2023
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.022188)38
€230.23

Belgium inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1985 €2.3 euro in 2023
€5 euro in 1985 €11.51 euro in 2023
€10 euro in 1985 €23.02 euro in 2023
€50 euro in 1985 €115.12 euro in 2023
€100 euro in 1985 €230.23 euro in 2023
€500 euro in 1985 €1,151.17 euro in 2023
€1,000 euro in 1985 €2,302.34 euro in 2023
€5,000 euro in 1985 €11,511.69 euro in 2023
€10,000 euro in 1985 €23,023.37 euro in 2023
€50,000 euro in 1985 €115,116.86 euro in 2023
€100,000 euro in 1985 €230,233.72 euro in 2023
€500,000 euro in 1985 €1,151,168.62 euro in 2023
€1,000,000 euro in 1985 €2,302,337.24 euro in 2023
Cumulative inflation From 1985 137.35%
Avg. annual inflation From 1985 2.24%
CPI 1985 55.11
CPI today 130.79

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1985 100
1986 101.29
1987 102.87
1988 104.06
1989 107.3
1990 111
1991 114.56
1992 117.35
1993 120.58
1994 123.44
1995 125.26
1996 127.86
1997 129.94
1998 131.17
1999 132.64
2000 136.02
2001 139.38
2002 141.67
2003 143.92
2004 146.94
2005 151.03
2006 153.73
2007 156.54
2008 163.56
2009 163.48
2010 167.05
2011 172.96
2012 177.87
2013 179.85
2014 180.46
2015 181.47
2016 185.05
2017 188.99
2018 192.87
2019 195.64
2020 197.09
2021 201.9
2022 221.27
2023 230.23
2024-03 236.91
Today 237.35

All available years

Today's value of euro (Belgium) by year:

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