# €100 in 1998 is worth €124.59 in 2008

## Value of €100 from 1998 to 2008

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, prices in 2008 are 24.59% higher than average prices since 1998. The Euro experienced an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year during this period, causing the real value of a euro to decrease.

In other words, €100 in 1998 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €124.59 in 2008, a difference of €24.59 over 10 years.

The 1998 inflation rate was 1.23%. The inflation rate in 2008 was 3.34%. The 2008 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.22% per year between 2008 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 24.59% Average inflation rate 2.22% Converted amount (€100 base) €124.59 Price difference (€100 base) €24.59 CPI in 1998 73.445 CPI in 2008 91.508 Inflation in 1998 1.23% Inflation in 2008 3.34%

EUR Inflation since 1996
Annual Rate, the European Central Bank CPI

## Buying power of €100 in 1998

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for €100 in 1998 (price index tracking began in 1996).

For example, if you started with €100, you would need to end with €124.59 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When €100 is equivalent to €124.59 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Euro euro decreases over time. In other words, a euro will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a euro over time. By calculating the value in 1998 dollars, the chart below shows how €100 is worth less over 10 years.

According to the European Central Bank, each of these EUR amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Euro inflation: 1998-2008
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%
2020 €144.12 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1998 amounts in 2008 euros, based on the 24.59% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a euro in 2008
Initial value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1998 €1.25 euros in 2008
€5 euros in 1998 €6.23 euros in 2008
€10 euros in 1998 €12.46 euros in 2008
€50 euros in 1998 €62.30 euros in 2008
€100 euros in 1998 €124.59 euros in 2008
€500 euros in 1998 €622.97 euros in 2008
€1,000 euros in 1998 €1,245.94 euros in 2008
€5,000 euros in 1998 €6,229.72 euros in 2008
€10,000 euros in 1998 €12,459.44 euros in 2008
€50,000 euros in 1998 €62,297.18 euros in 2008
€100,000 euros in 1998 €124,594.37 euros in 2008
€500,000 euros in 1998 €622,971.84 euros in 2008
€1,000,000 euros in 1998 €1,245,943.68 euros in 2008

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100, 1998 to 2008

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1998 and 2008:

CPI in 2008 CPI in 1998
×
1998 EUR value
=
2008 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 73.445 in the year 1998 and 91.50833333 in 2008:

91.5083333373.445
×
€100
=
€124.59

€100 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €124.59 in 2008.

To get the total inflation rate for the 10 years between 1998 and 2008, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2008 - CPI in 1998CPI in 1998
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (10 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

91.50833333 - 73.44573.445
×
100
=
25%

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 2008 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 9 Aug. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1998-euro-in-2008.

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