Value of 1980 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1980

€222.43 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1980 and today has been 122.43%, which translates into a total increase of €122.43. This means that 100 euro in 1980 are equivalent to 222.43 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1980 equals €222.43 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.07%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1980-2018)

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 (1980-2018) 119.06%
Total Inflation* 122.43%
Annual inflation avg. (1980-2018) 2.09%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.07%
CPI 1980 47.23
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 105.06
€1 in 1980 €2.19 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 38 years between 1980 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.071%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)38 = €219.06

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 1980 was 47.23 and the CPI today is 105.06. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/47.23
= €219.06

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1980 €2.22 euro today
€5 euro in 1980 €11.12 euro today
€10 euro in 1980 €22.24 euro today
€50 euro in 1980 €111.21 euro today
€100 euro in 1980 €222.43 euro today
€500 euro in 1980 €1,112.14 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1980 €2,224.28 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1980 €11,121.42 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1980 €22,242.83 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1980 €111,214.16 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1980 €222,428.33 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1980 €1,112,141.63 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1980 €2,224,283.26 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1980 100
1981 105.54
1982 112.6
1983 117.73
1984 120.91
1985 123.27
1986 125.21
1987 123.96
1988 125.21
1989 127.56
1990 131.44
1991 135.04
1992 142.8
1993 147.56
1994 153.9
1995 157.66
1996 160.04
1997 162.41
1998 165.78
1999 166.37
2000 168.36
2001 171.72
2002 174.5
2003 176.48
2004 178.46
2005 182.42
2006 184.99
2007 187.57
2008 193.51
2009 195.69
2010 197.27
2011 199.85
2012 203.81
2013 207.97
2014 210.94
2015 211.34
2016 211.93
2017 215.49
2018 219.06
Today 222.43