Value of 1987 Euro (Germany) today

€100 in 1987

€179.43 in 2018

The inflation rate in Germany between 1987 and today has been 79.43%, which translates into a total increase of €79.43. This means that 100 euro in 1987 are equivalent to 179.43 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1987 equals €179.43 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.84%.

Inflation timeline in Germany (1987-2018)

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 (1987-2018) 76.72%
Total Inflation* 79.43%
Annual inflation avg. (1987-2018) 1.85%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.84%
CPI 1987 58.55
CPI 2018 103.47
CPI today* 105.06
€1 in 1987 €1.77 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 31 years between 1987 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.8438%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)31 = €176.72

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 1987 was 58.55 and the CPI today is 105.06. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.47/58.55
= €176.72

Germany inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1987 €1.79 euro today
€5 euro in 1987 €8.97 euro today
€10 euro in 1987 €17.94 euro today
€50 euro in 1987 €89.72 euro today
€100 euro in 1987 €179.43 euro today
€500 euro in 1987 €897.17 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1987 €1,794.34 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1987 €8,971.69 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1987 €17,943.37 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1987 €89,716.86 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1987 €179,433.73 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1987 €897,168.63 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1987 €1,794,337.25 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1987 100
1988 101.01
1989 102.91
1990 106.03
1991 108.94
1992 115.2
1993 119.04
1994 124.15
1995 127.18
1996 129.1
1997 131.02
1998 133.74
1999 134.22
2000 135.81
2001 138.53
2002 140.77
2003 142.36
2004 143.96
2005 147.16
2006 149.23
2007 151.31
2008 156.1
2009 157.86
2010 159.14
2011 161.22
2012 164.41
2013 167.77
2014 170.17
2015 170.49
2016 170.96
2017 173.84
2018 176.72
Today 179.43