Value of 1981 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1981
€269.93 in 2022

The inflation rate in France between 1981 and today has been 169.93%, which translates into a total increase of €169.93. This means that 100 euro in 1981 are equivalent to 269.93 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1981 equals €269.93 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.45%.

Inflation timeline in France (1981 - 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 1981-2021 156.17%
Cumulative inflation 1981-today 169.93%
Avg. Annual inflation 1981-2021 2.38%
CPI 1981 41.55
CPI 2021 106.45
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 111.72
CPI today 112.17

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 1981 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1981 ×
CPI2021/CPI1981
=€ 100 ×
106.45/41.55
€256.17

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 112.17:

Valuetoday
=Value1981 ×
CPItoday/CPI1981
=€ 100 ×
112.17/41.55
€269.93

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 40 years between 1981 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.3796%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.023796)40
€256.17

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1981 €2.56 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1981 €12.81 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1981 €25.62 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1981 €128.09 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1981 €256.17 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1981 €1,280.86 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1981 €2,561.72 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1981 €12,808.58 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1981 €25,617.17 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1981 €128,085.85 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1981 €256,171.69 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1981 €1,280,858.45 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1981 €2,561,716.9 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1981 169.93%
Avg. annual inflation From 1981 2.45%
CPI 1981 41.55
CPI today 112.17

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 111.98
1983 122.57
1984 131.98
1985 139.67
1986 143.22
1987 147.93
1988 151.92
1989 157.24
1990 162.26
1991 167.48
1992 171.43
1993 175.04
1994 177.94
1995 181.14
1996 184.73
1997 186.95
1998 188.17
1999 189.18
2000 192.35
2001 195.5
2002 199.26
2003 203.44
2004 207.79
2005 211.42
2006 214.96
2007 218.16
2008 224.3
2009 224.5
2010 227.93
2011 232.75
2012 237.29
2013 239.34
2014 240.56
2015 240.65
2016 241.09
2017 243.58
2018 248.09
2019 250.84
2020 252.03
2021 256.17
2022-05 268.86
Today 269.93

All available years

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

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