Value of 1986 Euro (Belgium) today

€100 in 1986

€193.26 in 2018

The inflation rate in Belgium between 1986 and today has been 93.26%, which translates into a total increase of €93.26. This means that 100 euro in 1986 are equivalent to 193.26 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1986 equals €193.26 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.02%.

Inflation timeline in Belgium (1986-2018)

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 (1986-2018) 88.39%
Total Inflation* 93.26%
Annual inflation avg. (1986-2018) 2%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.02%
CPI 1986 55.63
CPI 2018 104.8
CPI today* 107.51
€1 in 1986 €1.88 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 32 years between 1986 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.0166%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)32 = €188.39

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 1986 was 55.63 and the CPI today is 107.51. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
104.8/55.63
= €188.39

Belgium inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1986 €1.93 euro today
€5 euro in 1986 €9.66 euro today
€10 euro in 1986 €19.33 euro today
€50 euro in 1986 €96.63 euro today
€100 euro in 1986 €193.26 euro today
€500 euro in 1986 €966.28 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1986 €1,932.56 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1986 €9,662.81 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1986 €19,325.62 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1986 €96,628.09 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1986 €193,256.19 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1986 €966,280.94 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1986 €1,932,561.89 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1986 100
1987 100.58
1988 102.04
1989 104
1990 107.75
1991 111.51
1992 114.63
1993 117.37
1994 120.54
1995 122.78
1996 124.58
1997 127.75
1998 129.21
1999 129.96
2000 132.47
2001 135.78
2002 138.74
2003 140.65
2004 143.09
2005 146.35
2006 150.57
2007 153.05
2008 157.77
2009 161.92
2010 162.35
2011 167.39
2012 173.21
2013 177.08
2014 178.79
2015 178.11
2016 180.78
2017 184.45
2018 188.39
Today 193.26