Value of 1974 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1974
€326.02 in 2022

The inflation rate in Germany between 1974 and today has been 226.02%, which translates into a total increase of €226.02. This means that 100 euro in 1974 are equivalent to 326.02 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1974 equals €326.02 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.49%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1974 - 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 1974-2021 189.38%
Cumulative inflation 1974-today 226.02%
Avg. Annual inflation 1974-2021 2.29%
CPI 1974 37.71
CPI 2021 109.13
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 122.22
CPI today 122.95

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 1974 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1974 ×
CPI2021/CPI1974
=€ 100 ×
109.13/37.71
€289.38

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 122.95:

Valuetoday
=Value1974 ×
CPItoday/CPI1974
=€ 100 ×
122.95/37.71
€326.02

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 47 years between 1974 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.2866%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.022866)47
€289.38

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1974 €2.89 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1974 €14.47 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1974 €28.94 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1974 €144.69 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1974 €289.38 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1974 €1,446.92 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1974 €2,893.83 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1974 €14,469.16 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1974 €28,938.32 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1974 €144,691.62 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1974 €289,383.24 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1974 €1,446,916.22 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1974 €2,893,832.43 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1974 226.02%
Avg. annual inflation From 1974 2.49%
CPI 1974 37.71
CPI today 122.95

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 105.91
1976 110.41
1977 114.53
1978 117.64
1979 122.4
1980 129.06
1981 137.25
1982 144.44
1983 149.2
1984 152.79
1985 155.95
1986 155.74
1987 156.13
1988 158.12
1989 162.52
1990 166.9
1991 173.66
1992 182.44
1993 190.6
1994 195.73
1995 199.07
1996 201.96
1997 205.88
1998 207.75
1999 208.97
2000 211.98
2001 216.18
2002 219.26
2003 221.52
2004 225.21
2005 228.7
2006 232.3
2007 237.64
2008 243.89
2009 244.65
2010 247.35
2011 252.49
2012 257.56
2013 261.43
2014 263.8
2015 265.16
2016 266.46
2017 270.49
2018 275.17
2019 279.15
2020 280.57
2021 289.38
2022-10 324.08
Today 326.02

All available years

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

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