Euro inflation rate in 2009: 0.32%

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Euro Inflation Rate, 2009-2018 (€1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2009 was 91.79833333. the European Central Bank uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.21% per year. Prices in 2018 are 11.5% higher than prices in 2009.

In other words, €1 in the year 2009 is equivalent in purchasing power to €1.11 in 2018, a difference of €0.11 over 9 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 0.26%1. If this number holds, €1 today will be equivalent to €1.00 next year.

Inflation from 2009 to 2018
Cumulative price change 11.45%
Average inflation rate 1.21%
Price difference (€1 base) €0.11
CPI in 2009 91.79833333
CPI in 2018 102.31

Euro inflation chart from 1996 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for €1 since 2009

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 EUR value = 2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 91.79833333 in the year 2009 and 102.31 in 2018:

102.31 / 91.79833333 * €1 = €1.11

€1 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as €1.11 in 2018.

News headlines from 2009

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

  • Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
  • An arrest warrant is issued for Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudanese President, by International Criminal Court, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is the first time a sitting head of state was indicted.
  • Chrysler, an automotive company, files for bankruptcy.

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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