Value of 1972 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1972

€655.22 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1972 and today has been 555.22%, which translates into a total increase of €555.22. This means that 100 euro in 1972 are equivalent to 655.22 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1972 equals €655.22 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 4.08%.

Inflation timeline in France (1972-2018)

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 (1972-2018) 544.95%
Total Inflation* 555.22%
Annual inflation avg. (1972-2018) 4.14%
Annual inflation avg.* 4.08%
CPI 1972 15.79
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1972 €6.45 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 46 years between 1972 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 4.0806%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.04)46 = €644.95

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 1972 was 15.79 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/15.79
= €644.95

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1972 €6.55 euro today
€5 euro in 1972 €32.76 euro today
€10 euro in 1972 €65.52 euro today
€50 euro in 1972 €327.61 euro today
€100 euro in 1972 €655.22 euro today
€500 euro in 1972 €3,276.08 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1972 €6,552.15 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1972 €32,760.75 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1972 €65,521.5 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1972 €327,607.52 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1972 €655,215.04 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1972 €3,276,075.19 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1972 €6,552,150.37 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 106.94
1974 116.02
1975 133.61
1976 146.48
1977 160.93
1978 175.37
1979 192.41
1980 215.09
1981 244.63
1982 278.61
1983 305.61
1984 334.01
1985 356.35
1986 373.11
1987 381.03
1988 392.9
1989 405
1990 419.43
1991 432.25
1992 445.29
1993 453.78
1994 463.34
1995 470.69
1996 480.5
1997 488.48
1998 494.05
1999 495.13
2000 501.33
2001 509.57
2002 516.47
2003 528.18
2004 539.71
2005 550.92
2006 559.72
2007 568.08
2008 582.77
2009 588.59
2010 593.98
2011 604.42
2012 619.31
2013 627.54
2014 631.97
2015 632.35
2016 633.49
2017 637.35
2018 644.95
Today 655.22