Value of 1974 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1974

€286.77 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1974 and today has been 186.77%, which translates into a total increase of €186.77. This means that 100 euro in 1974 are equivalent to 286.77 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1974 equals €286.77 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.37%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1974-2018)

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 (1974-2018) 182.94%
Total Inflation* 186.77%
Annual inflation avg. (1974-2018) 2.39%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.37%
CPI 1974 36.57
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 104.87
€1 in 1974 €2.83 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 44 years between 1974 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.3688%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)44 = €282.94

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 1974 was 36.57 and the CPI today is 104.87. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/36.57
= €282.94

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1974 €2.87 euro today
€5 euro in 1974 €14.34 euro today
€10 euro in 1974 €28.68 euro today
€50 euro in 1974 €143.39 euro today
€100 euro in 1974 €286.77 euro today
€500 euro in 1974 €1,433.87 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1974 €2,867.74 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1974 €14,338.71 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1974 €28,677.42 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1974 €143,387.11 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1974 €286,774.23 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1974 €1,433,871.15 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1974 €2,867,742.29 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 105.72
1976 111.45
1977 115.56
1978 119.5
1979 122.54
1980 129.16
1981 136.31
1982 145.44
1983 152.06
1984 156.17
1985 159.21
1986 161.72
1987 160.11
1988 161.72
1989 164.76
1990 169.77
1991 174.42
1992 184.45
1993 190.59
1994 198.77
1995 203.63
1996 206.7
1997 209.77
1998 214.12
1999 214.89
2000 217.45
2001 221.8
2002 225.38
2003 227.93
2004 230.49
2005 235.61
2006 238.94
2007 242.26
2008 249.94
2009 252.75
2010 254.8
2011 258.12
2012 263.24
2013 268.61
2014 272.45
2015 272.96
2016 273.73
2017 278.33
2018 282.94
Today 286.77