Value of 1968 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1968

€376.31 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1968 and today has been 276.31%, which translates into a total increase of €276.31. This means that 100 euro in 1968 are equivalent to 376.31 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1968 equals €376.31 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.63%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1968-2018)

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 (1968-2018) 271.27%
Total Inflation* 276.31%
Annual inflation avg. (1968-2018) 2.66%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.63%
CPI 1968 27.87
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 104.87
€1 in 1968 €3.71 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 50 years between 1968 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.6326%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)50 = €371.27

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 1968 was 27.87 and the CPI today is 104.87. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/27.87
= €371.27

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1968 €3.76 euro today
€5 euro in 1968 €18.82 euro today
€10 euro in 1968 €37.63 euro today
€50 euro in 1968 €188.15 euro today
€100 euro in 1968 €376.31 euro today
€500 euro in 1968 €1,881.53 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1968 €3,763.07 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1968 €18,815.35 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1968 €37,630.7 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1968 €188,153.49 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1968 €376,306.97 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1968 €1,881,534.85 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1968 €3,763,069.71 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1968 100
1969 102.11
1970 104.23
1971 108.45
1972 114.32
1973 121.6
1974 131.22
1975 138.73
1976 146.24
1977 151.64
1978 156.81
1979 160.8
1980 169.48
1981 178.87
1982 190.85
1983 199.53
1984 204.93
1985 208.92
1986 212.21
1987 210.09
1988 212.21
1989 216.2
1990 222.77
1991 228.87
1992 242.03
1993 250.09
1994 260.83
1995 267.21
1996 271.24
1997 275.26
1998 280.97
1999 281.98
2000 285.33
2001 291.04
2002 295.74
2003 299.1
2004 302.45
2005 309.17
2006 313.53
2007 317.9
2008 327.97
2009 331.66
2010 334.34
2011 338.71
2012 345.42
2013 352.47
2014 357.51
2015 358.18
2016 359.19
2017 365.23
2018 371.27
Today 376.31