Value of 1961 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1961

€453.65 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1961 and today has been 353.65%, which translates into a total increase of €353.65. This means that 100 euro in 1961 are equivalent to 453.65 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1961 equals €453.65 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.64%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1961-2018)

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 (1961-2018) 346.78%
Total Inflation* 353.65%
Annual inflation avg. (1961-2018) 2.66%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.64%
CPI 1961 23.16
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 105.06
€1 in 1961 €4.47 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 57 years between 1961 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.6415%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)57 = €446.78

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 1961 was 23.16 and the CPI today is 105.06. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/23.16
= €446.78

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1961 €4.54 euro today
€5 euro in 1961 €22.68 euro today
€10 euro in 1961 €45.37 euro today
€50 euro in 1961 €226.83 euro today
€100 euro in 1961 €453.65 euro today
€500 euro in 1961 €2,268.27 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1961 €4,536.53 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1961 €22,682.66 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1961 €45,365.32 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1961 €226,826.62 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1961 €453,653.24 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1961 €2,268,266.19 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1961 €4,536,532.38 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1961 100
1962 102.82
1963 105.65
1964 109.32
1965 111.86
1966 116.1
1967 119.49
1968 120.34
1969 122.88
1970 125.42
1971 130.51
1972 137.57
1973 146.33
1974 157.91
1975 166.95
1976 175.99
1977 182.49
1978 188.7
1979 193.5
1980 203.95
1981 215.25
1982 229.66
1983 240.11
1984 246.61
1985 251.41
1986 255.37
1987 252.82
1988 255.37
1989 260.17
1990 268.08
1991 275.42
1992 291.26
1993 300.95
1994 313.88
1995 321.55
1996 326.4
1997 331.25
1998 338.12
1999 339.33
2000 343.37
2001 350.24
2002 355.89
2003 359.93
2004 363.97
2005 372.05
2006 377.3
2007 382.55
2008 394.67
2009 399.12
2010 402.35
2011 407.6
2012 415.68
2013 424.16
2014 430.22
2015 431.03
2016 432.24
2017 439.51
2018 446.78
Today 453.65