€100 in 2003 → €127.42 in 2018

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€100 in 2003 → €127.42 in 2018

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Euro Inflation Rate, €100 in 2003 to 2018

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, prices in 2018 are 27.42% higher than average prices throughout 2003. The euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.63% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, €100 in 2003 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €127.42 in 2018, a difference of €27.42 over 15 years.

The 2003 inflation rate was 2.12%. The inflation rate in 2018 was 1.67%. The 2018 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 0.78% per year between 2018 and 2019.


Inflation from 2003 to 2018
Cumulative price change 27.42%
Average inflation rate 1.63%
Converted amount (€100 base) €127.42
Price difference (€100 base) €27.42
CPI in 2003 81.210
CPI in 2018 103.481
Inflation in 2003 2.12%
Inflation in 2018 1.67%

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Buying power of €100 in 2003

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a euro" 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 Euro 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 €127.42 1.67%
2019 €128.42 0.78%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100, 2003 to 2018

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018CPI in 2003
×
2003 EUR value
=
2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 81.21 in the year 2003 and 103.4809091 in 2018:

103.480909181.21
×
€100
=
€127.42

€100 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €127.42 in 2018.

To get the total inflation rate for the 15 years between 2003 and 2018, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2018 - CPI in 2003CPI in 2003
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (15 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

103.4809091 - 81.2181.21
×
100
=
27%

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 2018 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Jun. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/2003-euro-in-2018.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

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


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Inflation from 2003 to 2018
Cumulative price change 27.42%
Average inflation rate 1.63%
Converted amount (€100 base) €127.42
Price difference (€100 base) €27.42
CPI in 2003 81.210
CPI in 2018 103.481
Inflation in 2003 2.12%
Inflation in 2018 1.67%
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