Value of 1972 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1972
€700.18 in 2022

The inflation rate in France between 1972 and today has been 600.18%, which translates into a total increase of €600.18. This means that 100 euro in 1972 are equivalent to 700.18 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1972 equals €700.18 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 3.97%.

Inflation timeline in France (1972 - 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 1972-2021 551.94%
Cumulative inflation 1972-today 600.18%
Avg. Annual inflation 1972-2021 3.9%
CPI 1972 16.33
CPI 2021 106.45
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 113.9
CPI today 114.33

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 1972 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1972 ×
CPI2021/CPI1972
=€ 100 ×
106.45/16.33
€651.94

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 114.33:

Valuetoday
=Value1972 ×
CPItoday/CPI1972
=€ 100 ×
114.33/16.33
€700.18

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 49 years between 1972 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 3.9002%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.039002)49
€651.94

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1972 €6.52 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1972 €32.6 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1972 €65.19 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1972 €325.97 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1972 €651.94 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1972 €3,259.71 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1972 €6,519.42 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1972 €32,597.09 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1972 €65,194.19 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1972 €325,970.94 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1972 €651,941.88 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1972 €3,259,709.38 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1972 €6,519,418.77 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1972 600.18%
Avg. annual inflation From 1972 3.97%
CPI 1972 16.33
CPI today 114.33

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 107.38
1974 122.04
1975 136.3
1976 149.42
1977 163.6
1978 178.74
1979 197.77
1980 224.59
1981 254.49
1982 284.98
1983 311.94
1984 335.87
1985 355.46
1986 364.48
1987 376.47
1988 386.64
1989 400.16
1990 412.95
1991 426.22
1992 436.29
1993 445.47
1994 452.85
1995 460.98
1996 470.12
1997 475.78
1998 478.88
1999 481.45
2000 489.52
2001 497.52
2002 507.09
2003 517.73
2004 528.83
2005 538.06
2006 547.07
2007 555.21
2008 570.83
2009 571.33
2010 580.08
2011 592.33
2012 603.9
2013 609.12
2014 612.21
2015 612.44
2016 613.56
2017 619.9
2018 631.37
2019 638.37
2020 641.41
2021 651.94
2022-10 697.57
Today 700.18

All available years

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

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