Value of 1981 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1981

€210.38 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1981 and today has been 110.38%, which translates into a total increase of €110.38. This means that 100 euro in 1981 are equivalent to 210.38 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1981 equals €210.38 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.98%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1981-2018)

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 (1981-2018) 107.56%
Total Inflation* 110.38%
Annual inflation avg. (1981-2018) 1.99%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.98%
CPI 1981 49.85
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 104.87
€1 in 1981 €2.08 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 37 years between 1981 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.9765%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)37 = €207.56

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 1981 was 49.85 and the CPI today is 104.87. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/49.85
= €207.56

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1981 €2.1 euro today
€5 euro in 1981 €10.52 euro today
€10 euro in 1981 €21.04 euro today
€50 euro in 1981 €105.19 euro today
€100 euro in 1981 €210.38 euro today
€500 euro in 1981 €1,051.88 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1981 €2,103.76 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1981 €10,518.82 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1981 €21,037.64 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1981 €105,188.19 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1981 €210,376.38 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1981 €1,051,881.89 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1981 €2,103,763.78 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 106.69
1983 111.55
1984 114.57
1985 116.8
1986 118.64
1987 117.45
1988 118.64
1989 120.87
1990 124.54
1991 127.95
1992 135.31
1993 139.81
1994 145.82
1995 149.38
1996 151.64
1997 153.89
1998 157.08
1999 157.64
2000 159.52
2001 162.71
2002 165.34
2003 167.21
2004 169.09
2005 172.84
2006 175.28
2007 177.72
2008 183.35
2009 185.42
2010 186.92
2011 189.36
2012 193.11
2013 197.05
2014 199.87
2015 200.24
2016 200.8
2017 204.18
2018 207.56
Today 210.38