Value of 1974 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1974

€564.75 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1974 and today has been 464.75%, which translates into a total increase of €464.75. This means that 100 euro in 1974 are equivalent to 564.75 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1974 equals €564.75 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 3.92%.

Inflation timeline in France (1974-2018)

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 (1974-2018) 455.9%
Total Inflation* 464.75%
Annual inflation avg. (1974-2018) 3.98%
Annual inflation avg.* 3.92%
CPI 1974 18.32
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1974 €5.56 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 44 years between 1974 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 3.9221%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.04)44 = €555.9

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 1974 was 18.32 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/18.32
= €555.9

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1974 €5.65 euro today
€5 euro in 1974 €28.24 euro today
€10 euro in 1974 €56.48 euro today
€50 euro in 1974 €282.38 euro today
€100 euro in 1974 €564.75 euro today
€500 euro in 1974 €2,823.75 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1974 €5,647.5 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1974 €28,237.51 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1974 €56,475.02 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1974 €282,375.1 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1974 €564,750.19 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1974 €2,823,750.97 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1974 €5,647,501.95 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 115.16
1976 126.26
1977 138.71
1978 151.16
1979 165.84
1980 185.4
1981 210.85
1982 240.15
1983 263.42
1984 287.89
1985 307.15
1986 321.6
1987 328.42
1988 338.65
1989 349.08
1990 361.52
1991 372.57
1992 383.81
1993 391.13
1994 399.37
1995 405.7
1996 414.16
1997 421.04
1998 425.84
1999 426.77
2000 432.12
2001 439.21
2002 445.16
2003 455.26
2004 465.19
2005 474.85
2006 482.44
2007 489.64
2008 502.31
2009 507.33
2010 511.97
2011 520.97
2012 533.8
2013 540.89
2014 544.72
2015 545.04
2016 546.03
2017 549.35
2018 555.9
Today 564.75