Value of 1979 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1979
€255.86 in 2022

The inflation rate in Germany between 1979 and today has been 155.86%, which translates into a total increase of €155.86. This means that 100 euro in 1979 are equivalent to 255.86 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1979 equals €255.86 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.21%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1979 - 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 1979-2021 136.42%
Cumulative inflation 1979-today 155.86%
Avg. Annual inflation 1979-2021 2.07%
CPI 1979 46.16
CPI 2021 109.13
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 117.32
CPI today 118.11

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 1979 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1979 ×
CPI2021/CPI1979
=€ 100 ×
109.13/46.16
€236.42

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 118.11:

Valuetoday
=Value1979 ×
CPItoday/CPI1979
=€ 100 ×
118.11/46.16
€255.86

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 42 years between 1979 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.0698%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.020698)42
€236.42

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1979 €2.36 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1979 €11.82 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1979 €23.64 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1979 €118.21 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1979 €236.42 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1979 €1,182.11 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1979 €2,364.21 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1979 €11,821.06 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1979 €23,642.11 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1979 €118,210.56 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1979 €236,421.13 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1979 €1,182,105.63 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1979 €2,364,211.27 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1979 155.86%
Avg. annual inflation From 1979 2.21%
CPI 1979 46.16
CPI today 118.11

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1979 100
1980 105.44
1981 112.13
1982 118.01
1983 121.89
1984 124.83
1985 127.41
1986 127.24
1987 127.56
1988 129.18
1989 132.78
1990 136.36
1991 141.87
1992 149.05
1993 155.72
1994 159.91
1995 162.64
1996 165
1997 168.2
1998 169.73
1999 170.72
2000 173.18
2001 176.62
2002 179.13
2003 180.98
2004 184
2005 186.84
2006 189.79
2007 194.15
2008 199.25
2009 199.88
2010 202.08
2011 206.28
2012 210.42
2013 213.59
2014 215.52
2015 216.63
2016 217.7
2017 220.98
2018 224.81
2019 228.06
2020 229.22
2021 236.42
2022-05 254.15
Today 255.86

All available years

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

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