Value of 1981 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1981

€267.84 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1981 and today has been 167.84%, which translates into a total increase of €167.84. This means that 100 euro in 1981 are equivalent to 267.84 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1981 equals €267.84 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.63%.

Inflation timeline in France (1981-2018)

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 (1981-2018) 163.64%
Total Inflation* 167.84%
Annual inflation avg. (1981-2018) 2.65%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.63%
CPI 1981 38.63
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1981 €2.64 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 37 years between 1981 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.6266%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)37 = €263.64

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 1981 was 38.63 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/38.63
= €263.64

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1981 €2.68 euro today
€5 euro in 1981 €13.39 euro today
€10 euro in 1981 €26.78 euro today
€50 euro in 1981 €133.92 euro today
€100 euro in 1981 €267.84 euro today
€500 euro in 1981 €1,339.19 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1981 €2,678.39 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1981 €13,391.93 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1981 €26,783.87 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1981 €133,919.34 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1981 €267,838.69 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1981 €1,339,193.43 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1981 €2,678,386.85 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 113.89
1983 124.93
1984 136.54
1985 145.67
1986 152.52
1987 155.76
1988 160.61
1989 165.56
1990 171.46
1991 176.69
1992 182.03
1993 185.5
1994 189.4
1995 192.41
1996 196.42
1997 199.68
1998 201.96
1999 202.4
2000 204.94
2001 208.3
2002 211.12
2003 215.91
2004 220.62
2005 225.2
2006 228.8
2007 232.22
2008 238.22
2009 240.61
2010 242.81
2011 247.08
2012 253.16
2013 256.53
2014 258.34
2015 258.49
2016 258.96
2017 260.54
2018 263.64
Today 267.84