Value of 1973 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1973

€310.03 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1973 and today has been 210.03%, which translates into a total increase of €210.03. This means that 100 euro in 1973 are equivalent to 310.03 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1973 equals €310.03 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.49%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1973-2018)

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 (1973-2018) 205.33%
Total Inflation* 210.03%
Annual inflation avg. (1973-2018) 2.51%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.49%
CPI 1973 33.89
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 105.06
€1 in 1973 €3.05 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 45 years between 1973 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.4903%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)45 = €305.33

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 1973 was 33.89 and the CPI today is 105.06. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/33.89
= €305.33

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1973 €3.1 euro today
€5 euro in 1973 €15.5 euro today
€10 euro in 1973 €31 euro today
€50 euro in 1973 €155.01 euro today
€100 euro in 1973 €310.03 euro today
€500 euro in 1973 €1,550.13 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1973 €3,100.26 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1973 €15,501.28 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1973 €31,002.56 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1973 €155,012.78 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1973 €310,025.56 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1973 €1,550,127.79 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1973 €3,100,255.58 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1973 100
1974 107.92
1975 114.09
1976 120.27
1977 124.71
1978 128.96
1979 132.24
1980 139.38
1981 147.1
1982 156.95
1983 164.09
1984 168.53
1985 171.81
1986 174.52
1987 172.78
1988 174.52
1989 177.8
1990 183.2
1991 188.22
1992 199.04
1993 205.67
1994 214.5
1995 219.75
1996 223.06
1997 226.38
1998 231.07
1999 231.9
2000 234.66
2001 239.35
2002 243.22
2003 245.98
2004 248.74
2005 254.26
2006 257.85
2007 261.44
2008 269.72
2009 272.75
2010 274.96
2011 278.55
2012 284.07
2013 289.87
2014 294.01
2015 294.56
2016 295.39
2017 300.36
2018 305.33
Today 310.03