€100 in 2012 → €101.96 in 2016

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Euro Inflation Rate, 2012-2016 (€100)

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 0.49% per year. Prices in 2016 are 2.0% higher than prices in 2012.

In other words, €100 in the year 2012 is equivalent in purchasing power to €101.96 in 2016, a difference of €1.96 over 4 years.

The inflation rate in 2016 was 0.14%.

Inflation from 2012 to 2016
Cumulative price change 1.96%
Average inflation rate 0.49%
Price difference (€100 base) €1.96
CPI in 2012 98.215
CPI in 2016 100.1445455


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How to calculate the inflation rate for €100, 2012 to 2016

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2016 / CPI in 2012 * 2012 EUR value = 2016 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 98.215 in the year 2012 and 100.1445455 in 2016:

100.1445455 / 98.215 * €100 = €101.96

€100 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" as €101.96 in 2016.


News headlines from 2012

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

  • Wikileaks discloses 5 million emails from Stratfor, a private intelligence company.
  • Kim Jong-un is officially appointed as Supreme Leader of North Korea.
  • Ecuador guarantees political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.

Inflation Data Source

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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