Value of 1974 Euro (Portugal) today

€100 in 1974

€3,946.88 in 2018

The inflation rate in Portugal between 1974 and today has been 3,846.88%, which translates into a total increase of €3,846.88. This means that 100 euro in 1974 are equivalent to 3,946.88 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1974 equals €3,946.88 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 8.51%.

Inflation timeline in Portugal (1974-2018)

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 (1974-2018) 3,794.11%
Total Inflation* 3,846.88%
Annual inflation avg. (1974-2018) 8.68%
Annual inflation avg.* 8.51%
CPI 1974 2.63
CPI 2018 102.48
CPI today* 103.87
€1 in 1974 €38.94 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 44 years between 1974 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 8.5106%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.09)44 = €3,894.11

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 1974 was 2.63 and the CPI today is 103.87. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
102.48/2.63
= €3,894.11

Portugal inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1974 €39.47 euro today
€5 euro in 1974 €197.34 euro today
€10 euro in 1974 €394.69 euro today
€50 euro in 1974 €1,973.44 euro today
€100 euro in 1974 €3,946.88 euro today
€500 euro in 1974 €19,734.41 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1974 €39,468.83 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1974 €197,344.13 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1974 €394,688.26 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1974 €1,973,441.29 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1974 €3,946,882.58 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1974 €19,734,412.9 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1974 €39,468,825.81 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 118.56
1976 143.97
1977 183
1978 224.06
1979 276.44
1980 334.49
1981 376.84
1982 466.09
1983 551.21
1984 728.68
1985 883.09
1986 1,031.74
1987 1,147.5
1988 1,253.12
1989 1,402.95
1990 1,567
1991 1,786.3
1992 1,962.71
1993 2,137.95
1994 2,281.43
1995 2,380.43
1996 2,464.84
1997 2,543.49
1998 2,606.04
1999 2,688.78
2000 2,741.42
2001 2,847.27
2002 2,955.01
2003 3,072.39
2004 3,145.3
2005 3,223.55
2006 3,306.74
2007 3,389.67
2008 3,480.55
2009 3,507.7
2010 3,506.07
2011 3,594.26
2012 3,724.08
2013 3,795.56
2014 3,802.97
2015 3,789.39
2016 3,804.44
2017 3,837.84
2018 3,894.11
Today 3,946.88