Value of 1968 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1968

€812.48 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1968 and today has been 712.48%, which translates into a total increase of €712.48. This means that 100 euro in 1968 are equivalent to 812.48 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1968 equals €812.48 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 4.19%.

Inflation timeline in France (1968-2018)

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 (1968-2018) 699.75%
Total Inflation* 712.48%
Annual inflation avg. (1968-2018) 4.25%
Annual inflation avg.* 4.19%
CPI 1968 12.74
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1968 €8 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 50 years between 1968 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 4.1932%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.04)50 = €799.75

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 1968 was 12.74 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/12.74
= €799.75

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1968 €8.12 euro today
€5 euro in 1968 €40.62 euro today
€10 euro in 1968 €81.25 euro today
€50 euro in 1968 €406.24 euro today
€100 euro in 1968 €812.48 euro today
€500 euro in 1968 €4,062.4 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1968 €8,124.8 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1968 €40,624.01 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1968 €81,248.03 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1968 €406,240.14 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1968 €812,480.27 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1968 €4,062,401.37 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1968 €8,124,802.73 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1968 100
1969 105.28
1970 111.48
1971 117
1972 124
1973 132.61
1974 143.87
1975 165.68
1976 181.64
1977 199.55
1978 217.46
1979 238.59
1980 266.72
1981 303.35
1982 345.49
1983 378.97
1984 414.18
1985 441.89
1986 462.67
1987 472.48
1988 487.2
1989 502.21
1990 520.11
1991 536
1992 552.17
1993 562.69
1994 574.55
1995 583.66
1996 595.83
1997 605.72
1998 612.63
1999 613.97
2000 621.66
2001 631.87
2002 640.43
2003 654.96
2004 669.25
2005 683.15
2006 694.06
2007 704.43
2008 722.65
2009 729.87
2010 736.54
2011 749.5
2012 767.95
2013 778.16
2014 783.66
2015 784.13
2016 785.54
2017 790.33
2018 799.75
Today 812.48