According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, prices in 2008 are 17.68% higher than prices in 2001. The euro experienced an average inflation rate of 2.35% per year during this period.

In other words, €100 in 2001 is equivalent in purchasing power to €117.68 in 2008, a difference of €17.68 over 7 years.

The 2001 inflation rate was 2.41%. The inflation rate in 2008 was 3.34%. The 2008 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.22% per year between 2008 and 2018.

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Cumulative price change | 17.68% |

Average inflation rate | 2.35% |

Converted amount (€100 base) | €117.68 |

Price difference (€100 base) | €17.68 |

CPI in 2001 | 77.76 |

CPI in 2008 | 91.50833333 |

Inflation in 2001 | 2.41% |

Inflation in 2008 | 3.34% |

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for €100 in 2001 (price index tracking began in 1996).

According to the European Central Bank, each of these EUR amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year | EUR Value | Inflation Rate |
---|---|---|

2001 | €100.00 | 2.41% |

2002 | €102.27 | 2.27% |

2003 | €104.44 | 2.12% |

2004 | €106.71 | 2.18% |

2005 | €109.06 | 2.20% |

2006 | €111.46 | 2.21% |

2007 | €113.87 | 2.17% |

2008 | €117.68 | 3.34% |

2009 | €118.05 | 0.32% |

2010 | €119.96 | 1.61% |

2011 | €123.23 | 2.72% |

2012 | €126.31 | 2.50% |

2013 | €128.01 | 1.35% |

2014 | €128.56 | 0.43% |

2015 | €128.60 | 0.03% |

2016 | €128.91 | 0.24% |

2017 | €130.89 | 1.54% |

2018 | €132.86 | 1.50%* |

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2008CPI in 2001

×

2001 EUR value

=

2008 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 77.76 in the year 2001 and 91.50833333 in 2008:

91.5083333377.76

×

€100

=

€100 in 2001 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €117.68 in 2008.

To get the total inflation rate for the 7 years between 2001 and 2008, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2008 - CPI in 2001CPI in 2001

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

91.50833333 - 77.7677.76

×

100

=

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

- The Netherlands becomes the first country to legalize same sex marriage.
- Two passenger planes are hijacked by terrorists who then crash them into New York's Twin Towers, killing 2,752 people.
- Another plane is crashed into the Pentagon killing 125 people.
- George W Bush establishes The Department of Homeland Security.

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.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “2001 euros in 2008 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Sep. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/2001-euro-in-2008.

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