Value of 1972 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1972

€329.76 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1972 and today has been 229.76%, which translates into a total increase of €229.76. This means that 100 euro in 1972 are equivalent to 329.76 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1972 equals €329.76 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.57%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1972-2018)

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 (1972-2018) 224.77%
Total Inflation* 229.76%
Annual inflation avg. (1972-2018) 2.59%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.57%
CPI 1972 31.86
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 105.06
€1 in 1972 €3.25 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 46 years between 1972 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.5712%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.03)46 = €324.77

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 1972 was 31.86 and the CPI today is 105.06. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/31.86
= €324.77

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1972 €3.3 euro today
€5 euro in 1972 €16.49 euro today
€10 euro in 1972 €32.98 euro today
€50 euro in 1972 €164.88 euro today
€100 euro in 1972 €329.76 euro today
€500 euro in 1972 €1,648.8 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1972 €3,297.6 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1972 €16,488.02 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1972 €32,976.03 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1972 €164,880.16 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1972 €329,760.31 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1972 €1,648,801.56 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1972 €3,297,603.11 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 106.37
1974 114.78
1975 121.36
1976 127.93
1977 132.65
1978 137.17
1979 140.66
1980 148.25
1981 156.47
1982 166.94
1983 174.54
1984 179.26
1985 182.75
1986 185.63
1987 183.78
1988 185.63
1989 189.12
1990 194.87
1991 200.21
1992 211.71
1993 218.76
1994 228.16
1995 233.74
1996 237.26
1997 240.79
1998 245.78
1999 246.66
2000 249.59
2001 254.59
2002 258.7
2003 261.63
2004 264.57
2005 270.44
2006 274.26
2007 278.08
2008 286.89
2009 290.12
2010 292.47
2011 296.28
2012 302.16
2013 308.32
2014 312.73
2015 313.31
2016 314.2
2017 319.48
2018 324.77
Today 329.76