According to the European Central Bank, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 2.09% per year. Prices in 2006 are 18.0% higher than prices in 1998.
In other words, €100 in the year 1998 is equivalent to €118.01 in 2006, a difference of €18.01 over 8 years.
The inflation rate in 2006 was 2.21%.
|Cumulative price change||18.01%|
|Average inflation rate||2.09%|
|Price difference (€100 base)||€18.01|
|CPI in 1998||73.445|
|CPI in 2006||86.67166667|
Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.
Inflation Data Source: 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.