Value of 1979 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1979

€234.44 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1979 and today has been 134.44%, which translates into a total increase of €134.44. This means that 100 euro in 1979 are equivalent to 234.44 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1979 equals €234.44 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.15%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1979-2018)

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 (1979-2018) 130.89%
Total Inflation* 134.44%
Annual inflation avg. (1979-2018) 2.17%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.15%
CPI 1979 44.81
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 105.06
€1 in 1979 €2.31 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 39 years between 1979 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.1529%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)39 = €230.89

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 1979 was 44.81 and the CPI today is 105.06. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/44.81
= €230.89

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1979 €2.34 euro today
€5 euro in 1979 €11.72 euro today
€10 euro in 1979 €23.44 euro today
€50 euro in 1979 €117.22 euro today
€100 euro in 1979 €234.44 euro today
€500 euro in 1979 €1,172.21 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1979 €2,344.42 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1979 €11,722.12 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1979 €23,444.24 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1979 €117,221.18 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1979 €234,442.35 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1979 €1,172,211.76 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1979 €2,344,423.53 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1979 100
1980 105.4
1981 111.24
1982 118.69
1983 124.09
1984 127.45
1985 129.93
1986 131.97
1987 130.66
1988 131.97
1989 134.45
1990 138.54
1991 142.34
1992 150.52
1993 155.53
1994 162.21
1995 166.18
1996 168.68
1997 171.19
1998 174.73
1999 175.36
2000 177.45
2001 181
2002 183.92
2003 186.01
2004 188.1
2005 192.27
2006 194.99
2007 197.7
2008 203.96
2009 206.26
2010 207.93
2011 210.64
2012 214.82
2013 219.2
2014 222.33
2015 222.75
2016 223.38
2017 227.13
2018 230.89
Today 234.44