Value of 1959 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1959
€1,204.58 in 2022

The inflation rate in France between 1959 and today has been 1,104.58%, which translates into a total increase of €1,104.58. This means that 100 euro in 1959 are equivalent to 1,204.58 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1959 equals €1,204.58 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 4.03%.

Inflation timeline in France (1959 - 2022)

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 1959-2021 1,021.78%
Cumulative inflation 1959-today 1,104.58%
Avg. Annual inflation 1959-2021 3.98%
CPI 1959 9.49
CPI 2021 106.45
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 113.9
CPI today 114.31

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 1959 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1959 ×
CPI2021/CPI1959
=€ 100 ×
106.45/9.49
€1,121.78

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 114.31:

Valuetoday
=Value1959 ×
CPItoday/CPI1959
=€ 100 ×
114.31/9.49
€1,204.58

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 62 years between 1959 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 3.9762%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.039762)62
€1,121.78

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1959 €11.22 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1959 €56.09 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1959 €112.18 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1959 €560.89 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1959 €1,121.78 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1959 €5,608.89 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1959 €11,217.78 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1959 €56,088.92 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1959 €112,177.83 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1959 €560,889.15 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1959 €1,121,778.3 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1959 €5,608,891.51 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1959 €11,217,783.01 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1959 1,104.58%
Avg. annual inflation From 1959 4.03%
CPI 1959 9.49
CPI today 114.31

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1959 100
1960 104.14
1961 106.64
1962 112.33
1963 117.94
1964 121.73
1965 125.02
1966 128.27
1967 131.85
1968 137.84
1969 146.18
1970 153.92
1971 162.23
1972 172.07
1973 184.77
1974 209.99
1975 234.52
1976 257.1
1977 281.51
1978 307.55
1979 340.29
1980 386.45
1981 437.9
1982 490.35
1983 536.74
1984 577.93
1985 611.63
1986 627.15
1987 647.78
1988 665.28
1989 688.55
1990 710.54
1991 733.38
1992 750.71
1993 766.51
1994 779.2
1995 793.2
1996 808.93
1997 818.67
1998 824
1999 828.42
2000 842.31
2001 856.08
2002 872.54
2003 890.85
2004 909.93
2005 925.82
2006 941.33
2007 955.34
2008 982.21
2009 983.07
2010 998.12
2011 1,019.2
2012 1,039.11
2013 1,048.09
2014 1,053.41
2015 1,053.81
2016 1,055.74
2017 1,066.64
2018 1,086.38
2019 1,098.42
2020 1,103.65
2021 1,121.78
2022-10 1,200.3
Today 1,204.58

All available years

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

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