Value of 1961 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1961
€502.09 in 2022

The inflation rate in Germany between 1961 and today has been 402.09%, which translates into a total increase of €402.09. This means that 100 euro in 1961 are equivalent to 502.09 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1961 equals €502.09 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.68%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1961 - 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 1961-2021 364.04%
Cumulative inflation 1961-today 402.09%
Avg. Annual inflation 1961-2021 2.59%
CPI 1961 23.52
CPI 2021 109.13
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 117.32
CPI today 118.08

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 1961 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1961 ×
CPI2021/CPI1961
=€ 100 ×
109.13/23.52
€464.04

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 118.08:

Valuetoday
=Value1961 ×
CPItoday/CPI1961
=€ 100 ×
118.08/23.52
€502.09

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 60 years between 1961 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.591%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.02591)60
€464.04

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1961 €4.64 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1961 €23.2 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1961 €46.4 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1961 €232.02 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1961 €464.04 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1961 €2,320.22 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1961 €4,640.43 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1961 €23,202.17 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1961 €46,404.35 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1961 €232,021.73 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1961 €464,043.46 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1961 €2,320,217.28 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1961 €4,640,434.56 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1961 402.09%
Avg. annual inflation From 1961 2.68%
CPI 1961 23.52
CPI today 118.08

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1961 100
1962 102.84
1963 105.89
1964 108.37
1965 111.88
1966 115.83
1967 117.91
1968 119.65
1969 121.94
1970 126.14
1971 132.76
1972 140.04
1973 149.88
1974 160.36
1975 169.83
1976 177.05
1977 183.66
1978 188.65
1979 196.28
1980 206.96
1981 220.09
1982 231.62
1983 239.25
1984 245.01
1985 250.07
1986 249.75
1987 250.37
1988 253.56
1989 260.61
1990 267.64
1991 278.47
1992 292.55
1993 305.64
1994 313.87
1995 319.23
1996 323.86
1997 330.14
1998 333.14
1999 335.09
2000 339.92
2001 346.66
2002 351.59
2003 355.23
2004 361.14
2005 366.73
2006 372.52
2007 381.08
2008 391.09
2009 392.32
2010 396.65
2011 404.88
2012 413.01
2013 419.22
2014 423.03
2015 425.2
2016 427.29
2017 433.74
2018 441.26
2019 447.63
2020 449.9
2021 464.04
2022-05 498.84
Today 502.09

All available years

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

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