Value of 1980 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1980

€304.62 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1980 and today has been 204.62%, which translates into a total increase of €204.62. This means that 100 euro in 1980 are equivalent to 304.62 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1980 equals €304.62 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.9%.

Inflation timeline in France (1980-2018)

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 (1980-2018) 199.85%
Total Inflation* 204.62%
Annual inflation avg. (1980-2018) 2.93%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.9%
CPI 1980 33.97
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1980 €3 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 38 years between 1980 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.8973%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)38 = €299.85

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 1980 was 33.97 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/33.97
= €299.85

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1980 €3.05 euro today
€5 euro in 1980 €15.23 euro today
€10 euro in 1980 €30.46 euro today
€50 euro in 1980 €152.31 euro today
€100 euro in 1980 €304.62 euro today
€500 euro in 1980 €1,523.1 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1980 €3,046.19 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1980 €15,230.97 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1980 €30,461.94 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1980 €152,309.7 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1980 €304,619.4 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1980 €1,523,097.02 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1980 €3,046,194.05 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1980 100
1981 113.73
1982 129.53
1983 142.08
1984 155.29
1985 165.67
1986 173.47
1987 177.15
1988 182.66
1989 188.29
1990 195
1991 200.96
1992 207.02
1993 210.97
1994 215.41
1995 218.83
1996 223.39
1997 227.1
1998 229.69
1999 230.19
2000 233.08
2001 236.91
2002 240.11
2003 245.56
2004 250.92
2005 256.13
2006 260.22
2007 264.11
2008 270.94
2009 273.65
2010 276.15
2011 281.01
2012 287.93
2013 291.75
2014 293.81
2015 293.99
2016 294.52
2017 296.32
2018 299.85
Today 304.62