Value of 1985 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1985

€183.87 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1985 and today has been 83.87%, which translates into a total increase of €83.87. This means that 100 euro in 1985 are equivalent to 183.87 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1985 equals €183.87 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.81%.

Inflation timeline in France (1985-2018)

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 (1985-2018) 80.99%
Total Inflation* 83.87%
Annual inflation avg. (1985-2018) 1.81%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.81%
CPI 1985 56.28
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1985 €1.81 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 33 years between 1985 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.8074%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)33 = €180.99

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 1985 was 56.28 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/56.28
= €180.99

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1985 €1.84 euro today
€5 euro in 1985 €9.19 euro today
€10 euro in 1985 €18.39 euro today
€50 euro in 1985 €91.93 euro today
€100 euro in 1985 €183.87 euro today
€500 euro in 1985 €919.33 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1985 €1,838.66 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1985 €9,193.29 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1985 €18,386.57 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1985 €91,932.86 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1985 €183,865.73 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1985 €919,328.64 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1985 €1,838,657.28 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1985 100
1986 104.7
1987 106.92
1988 110.25
1989 113.65
1990 117.7
1991 121.3
1992 124.96
1993 127.34
1994 130.02
1995 132.08
1996 134.84
1997 137.08
1998 138.64
1999 138.94
2000 140.68
2001 142.99
2002 144.93
2003 148.22
2004 151.45
2005 154.6
2006 157.07
2007 159.41
2008 163.54
2009 165.17
2010 166.68
2011 169.61
2012 173.79
2013 176.1
2014 177.34
2015 177.45
2016 177.77
2017 178.85
2018 180.99
Today 183.87