According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.65% per year. Prices in 2018 are 41.0% higher than prices in 1997.
In other words, €100 in the year 1997 is equivalent in purchasing power to €141.01 in 2018, a difference of €41.01 over 21 years.
The current inflation rate in 2018 is 0.26%1. If this number holds, €100 today will be equivalent to €100.26 next year.
|Cumulative price change||41.01%|
|Average inflation rate||1.65%|
|Price difference (€100 base)||€41.01|
|CPI in 1997||72.555|
|CPI in 2018||102.31|
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Raw data for these calculations comes from the European Commission and the European Central Bank's Harmonized Index of Consumer prices (HICP), which is computed based on the reported consumer price indices in member countries of the European Union.
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