Value of 1978 Euro (Netherlands) today

€100 in 1978

€254.68 in 2019

The inflation rate in Netherlands between 1978 and today has been 154.68%, which translates into a total increase of €154.68. This means that 100 euro in 1978 are equivalent to 254.68 euro in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1978 equals €254.68 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.25%.

Inflation timeline in Netherlands (1978-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of €100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing 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 (1978-2019) 154.4%
Total Inflation* 154.68%
Annual inflation avg. (1978-2019) 2.3%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.25%
CPI 1978 40.87
CPI 2019 103.97
CPI today* 104.08
€1 in 1978 €2.54 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 41 years between 1978 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 2.2508%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)41 = €254.4

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 1978 was 40.87 and the CPI today is 104.08. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
103.97/40.87
= €254.4

Netherlands inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1978 €2.55 euro today
€5 euro in 1978 €12.73 euro today
€10 euro in 1978 €25.47 euro today
€50 euro in 1978 €127.34 euro today
€100 euro in 1978 €254.68 euro today
€500 euro in 1978 €1,273.4 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1978 €2,546.8 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1978 €12,734.02 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1978 €25,468.03 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1978 €127,340.16 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1978 €254,680.33 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1978 €1,273,401.63 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1978 €2,546,803.26 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1978 100
1979 103.9
1980 108.91
1981 116.16
1982 124.65
1983 129.94
1984 133.84
1985 137.6
1986 139.83
1987 139.42
1988 138.72
1989 140.39
1990 142.2
1991 145.96
1992 151.36
1993 154.83
1994 158.87
1995 163.06
1996 165.8
1997 169.74
1998 173.61
1999 176.69
2000 180.34
2001 185.13
2002 192.84
2003 198.12
2004 201.48
2005 203.7
2006 207.94
2007 209.92
2008 213.83
2009 217.99
2010 220.42
2011 224.67
2012 230.11
2013 236.76
2014 240.68
2015 242.36
2016 244.03
2017 246.43
2018 249.51
2019 254.4
Today 254.68