Value of 1986 Euro (France) today

€100 in 1986

€175.61 in 2018

The inflation rate in France between 1986 and today has been 75.61%, which translates into a total increase of €75.61. This means that 100 euro in 1986 are equivalent to 175.61 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1986 equals €175.61 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.72%.

Inflation timeline in France (1986-2018)

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 (1986-2018) 72.86%
Total Inflation* 75.61%
Annual inflation avg. (1986-2018) 1.73%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.72%
CPI 1986 58.92
CPI 2018 101.85
CPI today* 103.47
€1 in 1986 €1.73 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 32 years between 1986 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.7209%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)32 = €172.86

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 1986 was 58.92 and the CPI today is 103.47. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
101.85/58.92
= €172.86

France inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1986 €1.76 euro today
€5 euro in 1986 €8.78 euro today
€10 euro in 1986 €17.56 euro today
€50 euro in 1986 €87.8 euro today
€100 euro in 1986 €175.61 euro today
€500 euro in 1986 €878.04 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1986 €1,756.07 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1986 €8,780.36 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1986 €17,560.72 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1986 €87,803.62 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1986 €175,607.25 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1986 €878,036.24 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1986 €1,756,072.48 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1986 100
1987 102.12
1988 105.3
1989 108.55
1990 112.41
1991 115.85
1992 119.35
1993 121.62
1994 124.18
1995 126.15
1996 128.78
1997 130.92
1998 132.41
1999 132.7
2000 134.37
2001 136.57
2002 138.42
2003 141.56
2004 144.65
2005 147.65
2006 150.01
2007 152.25
2008 156.19
2009 157.75
2010 159.19
2011 162
2012 165.98
2013 168.19
2014 169.38
2015 169.48
2016 169.79
2017 170.82
2018 172.86
Today 175.61