€100 in 2003 → €125.33 in 2017

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Euro Inflation Rate, €100 in 2003 to 2017

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, prices in 2017 are 25.33% higher than prices in 2003. The euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.63% per year during this period.

In other words, €100 in 2003 is equivalent in purchasing power to €125.33 in 2017, a difference of €25.33 over 14 years.

The 2003 inflation rate was 2.12%. The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.54%. The 2017 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.50% per year between 2017 and 2018.


Inflation from 2003 to 2017
Cumulative price change 25.33%
Average inflation rate 1.63%
Converted amount (€100 base) €125.33
Price difference (€100 base) €25.33
CPI in 2003 81.21
CPI in 2017 101.7816667
Inflation in 2003 2.12%
Inflation in 2017 1.54%


Euro inflation chart from 1996 to 2017


Buying power of €100 since 2003

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for €100 in 2003 (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
2003 €100.00 2.12%
2004 €102.18 2.18%
2005 €104.42 2.20%
2006 €106.73 2.21%
2007 €109.04 2.17%
2008 €112.68 3.34%
2009 €113.04 0.32%
2010 €114.86 1.61%
2011 €117.99 2.72%
2012 €120.94 2.50%
2013 €122.57 1.35%
2014 €123.10 0.43%
2015 €123.14 0.03%
2016 €123.44 0.24%
2017 €125.33 1.54%
2018 €127.21 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100, 2003 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017CPI in 2003
×
2003 EUR value
=
2017 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 81.21 in the year 2003 and 101.7816667 in 2017:

101.781666781.21
×
€100
=
€125.33

€100 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €125.33 in 2017.

To get the total inflation rate for the 14 years between 2003 and 2017, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2017 - CPI in 2003CPI in 2003
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (14 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

101.7816667 - 81.2181.21
×
100
=
25%

News headlines from 2003

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

  • Despite a lack of support from the United Nations, a coalition lead by America and Britain invades Iraq.
  • Baghdad falls, ending the invasion of Iraq.
  • 10 new members are admitted to the European Union after signing the Treaty of Accession in Athens.

Data Source & Citation

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: “2003 euros in 2017 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Oct. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/2003-euro-in-2017.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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