Value of 1959 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1959
€514.05 in 2022

The inflation rate in Germany between 1959 and today has been 414.05%, which translates into a total increase of €414.05. This means that 100 euro in 1959 are equivalent to 514.05 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1959 equals €514.05 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.63%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1959 - 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 1959-2021 381.98%
Cumulative inflation 1959-today 414.05%
Avg. Annual inflation 1959-2021 2.57%
CPI 1959 22.64
CPI 2021 109.13
CPI 2022-03 (latest official data) 115.32
CPI today 116.4

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 1959 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1959 ×
CPI2021/CPI1959
=€ 100 ×
109.13/22.64
€481.98

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 116.4:

Valuetoday
=Value1959 ×
CPItoday/CPI1959
=€ 100 ×
116.4/22.64
€514.05

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 62 years between 1959 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.5691%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.025691)62
€481.98

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1959 €4.82 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1959 €24.1 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1959 €48.2 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1959 €240.99 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1959 €481.98 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1959 €2,409.91 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1959 €4,819.81 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1959 €24,099.06 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1959 €48,198.12 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1959 €240,990.59 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1959 €481,981.17 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1959 €2,409,905.85 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1959 €4,819,811.7 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1959 414.05%
Avg. annual inflation From 1959 2.63%
CPI 1959 22.64
CPI today 116.4

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1959 100
1960 101.54
1961 103.87
1962 106.82
1963 109.99
1964 112.56
1965 116.21
1966 120.31
1967 122.47
1968 124.27
1969 126.65
1970 131.02
1971 137.89
1972 145.45
1973 155.68
1974 166.55
1975 176.4
1976 183.89
1977 190.76
1978 195.94
1979 203.87
1980 214.96
1981 228.6
1982 240.58
1983 248.5
1984 254.48
1985 259.74
1986 259.4
1987 260.05
1988 263.36
1989 270.68
1990 277.98
1991 289.23
1992 303.86
1993 317.46
1994 326.01
1995 331.57
1996 336.37
1997 342.9
1998 346.02
1999 348.05
2000 353.06
2001 360.07
2002 365.18
2003 368.96
2004 375.1
2005 380.91
2006 386.91
2007 395.81
2008 406.21
2009 407.48
2010 411.98
2011 420.53
2012 428.97
2013 435.43
2014 439.38
2015 441.64
2016 443.81
2017 450.51
2018 458.31
2019 464.94
2020 467.29
2021 481.98
2022-03 509.29
Today 514.05

All available years

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

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