Value of 1957 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1957

€481.4 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1957 and today has been 381.4%, which translates into a total increase of €381.4. This means that 100 euro in 1957 are equivalent to 481.4 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1957 equals €481.4 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.57%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1957-2018)

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 (1957-2018) 374.96%
Total Inflation* 381.4%
Annual inflation avg. (1957-2018) 2.59%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.57%
CPI 1957 21.78
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 104.87
€1 in 1957 €4.75 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 61 years between 1957 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.5671%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)61 = €474.96

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 1957 was 21.78 and the CPI today is 104.87. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/21.78
= €474.96

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1957 €4.81 euro today
€5 euro in 1957 €24.07 euro today
€10 euro in 1957 €48.14 euro today
€50 euro in 1957 €240.7 euro today
€100 euro in 1957 €481.4 euro today
€500 euro in 1957 €2,407.01 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1957 €4,814.02 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1957 €24,070.08 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1957 €48,140.17 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1957 €240,700.84 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1957 €481,401.69 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1957 €2,407,008.45 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1957 €4,814,016.9 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1957 100
1958 102.1
1959 103.3
1960 105.71
1961 106.31
1962 109.31
1963 112.31
1964 116.22
1965 118.92
1966 123.42
1967 127.03
1968 127.93
1969 130.63
1970 133.33
1971 138.74
1972 146.25
1973 155.56
1974 167.87
1975 177.48
1976 187.09
1977 193.99
1978 200.6
1979 205.71
1980 216.82
1981 228.83
1982 244.14
1983 255.26
1984 262.16
1985 267.27
1986 271.47
1987 268.77
1988 271.47
1989 276.58
1990 284.98
1991 292.79
1992 309.62
1993 319.93
1994 333.67
1995 341.83
1996 346.99
1997 352.14
1998 359.44
1999 360.73
2000 365.02
2001 372.32
2002 378.33
2003 382.63
2004 386.92
2005 395.51
2006 401.1
2007 406.68
2008 419.56
2009 424.28
2010 427.72
2011 433.3
2012 441.89
2013 450.91
2014 457.35
2015 458.21
2016 459.5
2017 467.23
2018 474.96
Today 481.4