Value of 1976 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1976

€257.77 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1976 and today has been 157.77%, which translates into a total increase of €157.77. This means that 100 euro in 1976 are equivalent to 257.77 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1976 equals €257.77 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.23%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1976-2018)

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 (1976-2018) 153.87%
Total Inflation* 157.77%
Annual inflation avg. (1976-2018) 2.24%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.23%
CPI 1976 40.76
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 105.06
€1 in 1976 €2.54 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 42 years between 1976 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.2265%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)42 = €253.87

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 1976 was 40.76 and the CPI today is 105.06. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/40.76
= €253.87

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1976 €2.58 euro today
€5 euro in 1976 €12.89 euro today
€10 euro in 1976 €25.78 euro today
€50 euro in 1976 €128.89 euro today
€100 euro in 1976 €257.77 euro today
€500 euro in 1976 €1,288.87 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1976 €2,577.74 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1976 €12,888.68 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1976 €25,777.37 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1976 €128,886.83 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1976 €257,773.65 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1976 €1,288,868.27 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1976 €2,577,736.54 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1976 100
1977 103.69
1978 107.22
1979 109.95
1980 115.89
1981 122.31
1982 130.5
1983 136.44
1984 140.13
1985 142.86
1986 145.1
1987 143.66
1988 145.1
1989 147.83
1990 152.33
1991 156.5
1992 165.5
1993 171.01
1994 178.35
1995 182.71
1996 185.47
1997 188.22
1998 192.12
1999 192.81
2000 195.11
2001 199.01
2002 202.22
2003 204.52
2004 206.81
2005 211.41
2006 214.39
2007 217.37
2008 224.26
2009 226.78
2010 228.62
2011 231.61
2012 236.2
2013 241.02
2014 244.46
2015 244.92
2016 245.61
2017 249.74
2018 253.87
Today 257.77