Value of 1985 Euro (Luxembourg) today

€100 in 1985

€196.3 in 2019

The inflation rate in Luxembourg between 1985 and today has been 96.3%, which translates into a total increase of €96.3. This means that 100 euro in 1985 are equivalent to 196.3 euro in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1985 equals €196.3 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.95%.

Inflation timeline in Luxembourg (1985-2019)

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 (1985-2019) 96.09%
Total Inflation* 96.3%
Annual inflation avg. (1985-2019) 2%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.95%
CPI 1985 53.2
CPI 2019 104.32
CPI today* 104.43
€1 in 1985 €1.96 in 2019

* 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 34 years between 1985 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 1.9458%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)34 = €196.09

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 1985 was 53.2 and the CPI today is 104.43. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
104.32/53.2
= €196.09

Luxembourg inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1985 €1.96 euro today
€5 euro in 1985 €9.82 euro today
€10 euro in 1985 €19.63 euro today
€50 euro in 1985 €98.15 euro today
€100 euro in 1985 €196.3 euro today
€500 euro in 1985 €981.52 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1985 €1,963.04 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1985 €9,815.22 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1985 €19,630.43 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1985 €98,152.17 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1985 €196,304.34 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1985 €981,521.68 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1985 €1,963,043.36 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1985 100
1986 104.14
1987 102.66
1988 103.33
1989 105.31
1990 109.43
1991 113.54
1992 116.5
1993 119.88
1994 124.21
1995 126.7
1996 128.3
1997 130
1998 131.91
1999 132.44
2000 135.58
2001 140.29
2002 142.7
2003 145.89
2004 148.9
2005 152.11
2006 155.88
2007 159.51
2008 164.87
2009 166.67
2010 169.66
2011 174.36
2012 179.91
2013 184.08
2014 186.92
2015 185.77
2016 187.8
2017 189.93
2018 192.5
2019 196.09
Today 196.3