Value of 1959 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1959

€466.01 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1959 and today has been 366.01%, which translates into a total increase of €366.01. This means that 100 euro in 1959 are equivalent to 466.01 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1959 equals €466.01 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.6%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1959-2018)

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 (1959-2018) 359.77%
Total Inflation* 366.01%
Annual inflation avg. (1959-2018) 2.62%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.6%
CPI 1959 22.5
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 104.87
€1 in 1959 €4.6 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 59 years between 1959 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.5982%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)59 = €459.77

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 1959 was 22.5 and the CPI today is 104.87. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/22.5
= €459.77

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1959 €4.66 euro today
€5 euro in 1959 €23.3 euro today
€10 euro in 1959 €46.6 euro today
€50 euro in 1959 €233 euro today
€100 euro in 1959 €466.01 euro today
€500 euro in 1959 €2,330.04 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1959 €4,660.08 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1959 €23,300.4 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1959 €46,600.81 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1959 €233,004.03 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1959 €466,008.06 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1959 €2,330,040.29 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1959 €4,660,080.59 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1959 100
1960 102.33
1961 102.91
1962 105.81
1963 108.72
1964 112.5
1965 115.12
1966 119.48
1967 122.97
1968 123.84
1969 126.45
1970 129.07
1971 134.3
1972 141.57
1973 150.58
1974 162.5
1975 171.8
1976 181.1
1977 187.79
1978 194.19
1979 199.13
1980 209.88
1981 221.51
1982 236.34
1983 247.09
1984 253.78
1985 258.72
1986 262.79
1987 260.17
1988 262.79
1989 267.73
1990 275.87
1991 283.43
1992 299.72
1993 309.7
1994 323
1995 330.9
1996 335.89
1997 340.88
1998 347.95
1999 349.19
2000 353.35
2001 360.42
2002 366.24
2003 370.39
2004 374.55
2005 382.87
2006 388.27
2007 393.67
2008 406.14
2009 410.72
2010 414.04
2011 419.45
2012 427.76
2013 436.49
2014 442.73
2015 443.56
2016 444.81
2017 452.29
2018 459.77
Today 466.01