Value of 1979 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1979
€352.7 in 2022

The inflation rate in France between 1979 and today has been 252.7%, which translates into a total increase of €252.7. This means that 100 euro in 1979 are equivalent to 352.7 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1979 equals €352.7 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.97%.

Inflation timeline in France (1979 - 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 1979-2021 229.65%
Cumulative inflation 1979-today 252.7%
Avg. Annual inflation 1979-2021 2.88%
CPI 1979 32.29
CPI 2021 106.45
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 113.38
CPI today 113.89

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 1979 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1979 ×
CPI2021/CPI1979
=€ 100 ×
106.45/32.29
€329.65

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 113.89:

Valuetoday
=Value1979 ×
CPItoday/CPI1979
=€ 100 ×
113.89/32.29
€352.7

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 42 years between 1979 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.8809%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.028809)42
€329.65

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1979 €3.3 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1979 €16.48 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1979 €32.96 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1979 €164.82 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1979 €329.65 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1979 €1,648.24 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1979 €3,296.49 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1979 €16,482.44 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1979 €32,964.88 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1979 €164,824.4 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1979 €329,648.8 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1979 €1,648,243.98 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1979 €3,296,487.95 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1979 252.7%
Avg. annual inflation From 1979 2.97%
CPI 1979 32.29
CPI today 113.89

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1979 100
1980 113.56
1981 128.68
1982 144.1
1983 157.73
1984 169.83
1985 179.73
1986 184.3
1987 190.36
1988 195.5
1989 202.34
1990 208.8
1991 215.51
1992 220.61
1993 225.25
1994 228.98
1995 233.09
1996 237.71
1997 240.58
1998 242.14
1999 243.44
2000 247.52
2001 251.57
2002 256.41
2003 261.79
2004 267.4
2005 272.06
2006 276.62
2007 280.74
2008 288.63
2009 288.89
2010 293.31
2011 299.5
2012 305.36
2013 307.99
2014 309.56
2015 309.67
2016 310.24
2017 313.44
2018 319.25
2019 322.78
2020 324.32
2021 329.65
2022-08 351.11
Today 352.7

All available years

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

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