Value of 1977 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1977

€407.94 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1977 and today has been 307.94%, which translates into a total increase of €307.94. This means that 100 euro in 1977 are equivalent to 407.94 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1977 equals €407.94 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 3.4%.

Inflation timeline in France (1977-2018)

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 (1977-2018) 300.78%
Total Inflation* 307.94%
Annual inflation avg. (1977-2018) 3.44%
Annual inflation avg.* 3.4%
CPI 1977 25.41
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.67
€1 in 1977 €4.01 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 41 years between 1977 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 3.4042%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)41 = €400.78

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 1977 was 25.41 and the CPI today is 103.67. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/25.41
= €400.78

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1977 €4.08 euro today
€5 euro in 1977 €20.4 euro today
€10 euro in 1977 €40.79 euro today
€50 euro in 1977 €203.97 euro today
€100 euro in 1977 €407.94 euro today
€500 euro in 1977 €2,039.7 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1977 €4,079.39 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1977 €20,396.96 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1977 €40,793.92 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1977 €203,969.62 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1977 €407,939.24 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1977 €2,039,696.2 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1977 €4,079,392.39 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1977 100
1978 108.98
1979 119.56
1980 133.66
1981 152.01
1982 173.13
1983 189.91
1984 207.55
1985 221.44
1986 231.85
1987 236.77
1988 244.15
1989 251.67
1990 260.64
1991 268.6
1992 276.71
1993 281.98
1994 287.92
1995 292.49
1996 298.58
1997 303.54
1998 307.01
1999 307.67
2000 311.53
2001 316.65
2002 320.94
2003 328.21
2004 335.38
2005 342.34
2006 347.81
2007 353.01
2008 362.13
2009 365.75
2010 369.1
2011 375.59
2012 384.84
2013 389.95
2014 392.71
2015 392.95
2016 393.65
2017 396.05
2018 400.78
Today 407.94