Euro inflation rate in 2000: 2.18%

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Inflation in 2000 and Its Effect on Euro Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.18% in 2000 compared to 1999. On average, you would have to spend 2.18% more money in 2000 than in 1999 for the same item.

In other words, €1 in 1999 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €1.02 in 2000.

The 1999 inflation rate was 1.17%. The inflation rate in 2000 was 2.18%. The 2000 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.68% per year between 2000 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2000 was 75.93. It was 74.30 in the previous year, 1999. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the European Central Bank to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1999 to 2000
Average inflation rate 2.18%
Converted amount (€1 base) €1.02
Price difference (€1 base) €0.02
CPI in 1999 74.304
CPI in 2000 75.928
Inflation in 1999 1.17%
Inflation in 2000 2.18%

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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €1, 1999 to 2000

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2000CPI in 1999
1999 EUR value
2000 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 74.30416667 in the year 1999 and 75.9275 in 2000:


€1 in 1999 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €1.02 in 2000.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1999 and 2000, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2000 - CPI in 1999CPI in 1999
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

75.9275 - 74.3041666774.30416667

News headlines from 1999

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

  • NATO begins its bombardment of Yugoslavia in the Kosovo War marking the first time NATO attacked a sovereign country.
  • 13 killed, 24 injured in the Columbine High School Massacre.
  • Slobodan Milosevic and four others are indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.

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: “Inflation Rate in 2000 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Apr. 2019,

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