Value of 1959 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1959

€1,135.52 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1959 and today has been 1,035.52%, which translates into a total increase of €1,035.52. This means that 100 euro in 1959 are equivalent to 1,135.52 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1959 equals €1,135.52 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 4.13%.

Inflation timeline in France (1959-2018)

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 (1959-2018) 1,017.74%
Total Inflation* 1,035.52%
Annual inflation avg. (1959-2018) 4.18%
Annual inflation avg.* 4.13%
CPI 1959 9.11
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1959 €11.18 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 59 years between 1959 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 4.1326%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.04)59 = €1,117.74

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 1959 was 9.11 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/9.11
= €1,117.74

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1959 €11.36 euro today
€5 euro in 1959 €56.78 euro today
€10 euro in 1959 €113.55 euro today
€50 euro in 1959 €567.76 euro today
€100 euro in 1959 €1,135.52 euro today
€500 euro in 1959 €5,677.61 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1959 €11,355.21 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1959 €56,776.05 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1959 €113,552.11 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1959 €567,760.53 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1959 €1,135,521.06 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1959 €5,677,605.32 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1959 €11,355,210.63 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1959 100
1960 106.12
1961 109.92
1962 114.3
1963 119.14
1964 125.23
1965 127.93
1966 131.56
1967 135.19
1968 139.76
1969 147.14
1970 155.81
1971 163.52
1972 173.31
1973 185.34
1974 201.07
1975 231.56
1976 253.86
1977 278.89
1978 303.93
1979 333.45
1980 372.77
1981 423.96
1982 482.85
1983 529.64
1984 578.86
1985 617.58
1986 646.63
1987 660.34
1988 680.91
1989 701.89
1990 726.9
1991 749.11
1992 771.72
1993 786.42
1994 802.99
1995 815.72
1996 832.73
1997 846.56
1998 856.22
1999 858.08
2000 868.84
2001 883.11
2002 895.07
2003 915.37
2004 935.34
2005 954.77
2006 970.02
2007 984.51
2008 1,009.97
2009 1,020.07
2010 1,029.39
2011 1,047.5
2012 1,073.29
2013 1,087.56
2014 1,095.24
2015 1,095.9
2016 1,097.87
2017 1,104.57
2018 1,117.74
Today 1,135.52