Value of 1972 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1972
€354.67 in 2022

The inflation rate in Germany between 1972 and today has been 254.67%, which translates into a total increase of €254.67. This means that 100 euro in 1972 are equivalent to 354.67 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1972 equals €354.67 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.56%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1972 - 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 1972-2021 231.37%
Cumulative inflation 1972-today 254.67%
Avg. Annual inflation 1972-2021 2.48%
CPI 1972 32.93
CPI 2021 109.13
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 116.22
CPI today 116.81

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 1972 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1972 ×
CPI2021/CPI1972
=€ 100 ×
109.13/32.93
€331.37

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 116.81:

Valuetoday
=Value1972 ×
CPItoday/CPI1972
=€ 100 ×
116.81/32.93
€354.67

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 49 years between 1972 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.4752%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.024752)49
€331.37

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1972 €3.31 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1972 €16.57 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1972 €33.14 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1972 €165.69 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1972 €331.37 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1972 €1,656.86 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1972 €3,313.72 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1972 €16,568.6 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1972 €33,137.21 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1972 €165,686.03 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1972 €331,372.05 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1972 €1,656,860.26 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1972 €3,313,720.52 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1972 254.67%
Avg. annual inflation From 1972 2.56%
CPI 1972 32.93
CPI today 116.81

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 107.03
1974 114.51
1975 121.28
1976 126.43
1977 131.15
1978 134.71
1979 140.16
1980 147.79
1981 157.16
1982 165.4
1983 170.85
1984 174.96
1985 178.57
1986 178.34
1987 178.79
1988 181.07
1989 186.1
1990 191.12
1991 198.85
1992 208.91
1993 218.26
1994 224.14
1995 227.96
1996 231.26
1997 235.75
1998 237.9
1999 239.29
2000 242.74
2001 247.55
2002 251.07
2003 253.67
2004 257.89
2005 261.88
2006 266.01
2007 272.13
2008 279.28
2009 280.15
2010 283.24
2011 289.12
2012 294.93
2013 299.37
2014 302.08
2015 303.64
2016 305.13
2017 309.73
2018 315.1
2019 319.65
2020 321.27
2021 331.37
2022-04 352.88
Today 354.67

All available years

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

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