# €100 in 1998 → €108.28 in 2002

### Euro Inflation Rate, €100 in 1998 to 2002

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, prices in 2002 are 8.28% higher than average prices throughout 1998. The euro experienced an average inflation rate of 2.01% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, €100 in 1998 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €108.28 in 2002, a difference of €8.28 over 4 years.

The 1998 inflation rate was 1.23%. The inflation rate in 2002 was 2.27%. The 2002 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.61% per year between 2002 and 2019.

 Cumulative price change 8.28% Average inflation rate 2.01% Converted amount (€100 base) €108.28 Price difference (€100 base) €8.28 CPI in 1998 73.445 CPI in 2002 79.526 Inflation in 1998 1.23% Inflation in 2002 2.27%

### Buying power of €100 in 1998

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a euro" over time for €100 in 1998 (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
1998 €100.00 1.23%
1999 €101.17 1.17%
2000 €103.38 2.18%
2001 €105.88 2.41%
2002 €108.28 2.27%
2003 €110.57 2.12%
2004 €112.98 2.18%
2005 €115.46 2.20%
2006 €118.01 2.21%
2007 €120.56 2.17%
2008 €124.59 3.34%
2009 €124.99 0.32%
2010 €127.01 1.61%
2011 €130.47 2.72%
2012 €133.73 2.50%
2013 €135.53 1.35%
2014 €136.11 0.43%
2015 €136.16 0.03%
2016 €136.49 0.24%
2017 €138.58 1.54%
2018 €140.90 1.67%
2019 €142.00 0.78%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100, 1998 to 2002

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2002CPI in 1998
×
1998 EUR value
=
2002 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 73.445 in the year 1998 and 79.52583333 in 2002:

79.5258333373.445
×
€100
=
€108.28

€100 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €108.28 in 2002.

To get the total inflation rate for the 4 years between 1998 and 2002, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2002 - CPI in 1998CPI in 1998
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (4 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

79.52583333 - 73.44573.445
×
100
=
8%

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

• The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland.
• President of the US Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with an intern and then denied it in the same day. The event has come to be known as the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

### 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: “1998 euros in 2002 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1998-euro-in-2002.