Value of 1973 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1973
€348.89 in 2022

The inflation rate in Germany between 1973 and today has been 248.89%, which translates into a total increase of €248.89. This means that 100 euro in 1973 are equivalent to 348.89 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1973 equals €348.89 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.58%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1973 - 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 1973-2021 209.6%
Cumulative inflation 1973-today 248.89%
Avg. Annual inflation 1973-2021 2.38%
CPI 1973 35.25
CPI 2021 109.13
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 122.22
CPI today 122.99

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 1973 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1973 ×
CPI2021/CPI1973
=€ 100 ×
109.13/35.25
€309.6

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 122.99:

Valuetoday
=Value1973 ×
CPItoday/CPI1973
=€ 100 ×
122.99/35.25
€348.89

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 48 years between 1973 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.3823%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.023823)48
€309.6

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1973 €3.1 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1973 €15.48 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1973 €30.96 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1973 €154.8 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1973 €309.6 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1973 €1,548 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1973 €3,096.01 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1973 €15,480.04 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1973 €30,960.08 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1973 €154,800.4 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1973 €309,600.8 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1973 €1,548,003.98 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1973 €3,096,007.97 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1973 248.89%
Avg. annual inflation From 1973 2.58%
CPI 1973 35.25
CPI today 122.99

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1973 100
1974 106.99
1975 113.31
1976 118.12
1977 122.53
1978 125.86
1979 130.95
1980 138.08
1981 146.84
1982 154.53
1983 159.62
1984 163.46
1985 166.84
1986 166.63
1987 167.04
1988 169.17
1989 173.87
1990 178.56
1991 185.79
1992 195.18
1993 203.92
1994 209.41
1995 212.98
1996 216.07
1997 220.26
1998 222.27
1999 223.57
2000 226.79
2001 231.29
2002 234.57
2003 237
2004 240.95
2005 244.68
2006 248.53
2007 254.25
2008 260.93
2009 261.75
2010 264.63
2011 270.13
2012 275.55
2013 279.7
2014 282.23
2015 283.69
2016 285.08
2017 289.38
2018 294.4
2019 298.65
2020 300.17
2021 309.6
2022-10 346.72
Today 348.89

All available years

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

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