Value of 1970 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1970
€393.65 in 2022

The inflation rate in Germany between 1970 and today has been 293.65%, which translates into a total increase of €293.65. This means that 100 euro in 1970 are equivalent to 393.65 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1970 equals €393.65 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.67%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1970 - 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 1970-2021 267.87%
Cumulative inflation 1970-today 293.65%
Avg. Annual inflation 1970-2021 2.59%
CPI 1970 29.67
CPI 2021 109.13
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 116.22
CPI today 116.78

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 1970 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1970 ×
CPI2021/CPI1970
=€ 100 ×
109.13/29.67
€367.87

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 116.78:

Valuetoday
=Value1970 ×
CPItoday/CPI1970
=€ 100 ×
116.78/29.67
€393.65

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 51 years between 1970 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.5869%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.025869)51
€367.87

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1970 €3.68 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1970 €18.39 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1970 €36.79 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1970 €183.93 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1970 €367.87 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1970 €1,839.34 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1970 €3,678.67 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1970 €18,393.37 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1970 €36,786.73 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1970 €183,933.65 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1970 €367,867.31 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1970 €1,839,336.54 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1970 €3,678,673.08 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1970 293.65%
Avg. annual inflation From 1970 2.67%
CPI 1970 29.67
CPI today 116.78

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1970 100
1971 105.24
1972 111.01
1973 118.82
1974 127.12
1975 134.63
1976 140.35
1977 145.59
1978 149.55
1979 155.6
1980 164.06
1981 174.47
1982 183.62
1983 189.66
1984 194.23
1985 198.24
1986 197.98
1987 198.48
1988 201.01
1989 206.6
1990 212.17
1991 220.75
1992 231.92
1993 242.3
1994 248.82
1995 253.07
1996 256.73
1997 261.71
1998 264.1
1999 265.64
2000 269.47
2001 274.82
2002 278.72
2003 281.6
2004 286.29
2005 290.72
2006 295.31
2007 302.1
2008 310.04
2009 311.01
2010 314.44
2011 320.96
2012 327.41
2013 332.34
2014 335.35
2015 337.08
2016 338.73
2017 343.85
2018 349.8
2019 354.86
2020 356.66
2021 367.87
2022-04 391.75
Today 393.65

All available years

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

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