# €100 in 2003 is worth €127.42 in 2018

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## Value of €100 from 2003 to 2018

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, prices in 2018 are 27.42% higher than average prices since 2003. The Euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.63% per year during this period, causing the real value of a euro to decrease.

In other words, €100 in 2003 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €127.42 in 2018, a difference of €27.42 over 15 years.

The 2003 inflation rate was 2.12%. The inflation rate in 2018 was 1.67%. The 2018 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.14% per year between 2018 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 27.42% Average inflation rate 1.63% Converted amount (€100 base) €127.42 Price difference (€100 base) €27.42 CPI in 2003 81.210 CPI in 2018 103.481 Inflation in 2003 2.12% Inflation in 2018 1.67%

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

## Buying power of €100 in 2003

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for €100 in 2003 (price index tracking began in 1996).

For example, if you started with €100, you would need to end with €127.42 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When €100 is equivalent to €127.42 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 2003 dollars, the chart below shows how €100 is worth less over 15 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: 2003-2018
Year Euro Value Inflation Rate
2003 €100.00 2.12%
2004 €102.18 2.18%
2005 €104.42 2.20%
2006 €106.73 2.21%
2007 €109.04 2.17%
2008 €112.68 3.34%
2009 €113.04 0.32%
2010 €114.86 1.61%
2011 €117.99 2.72%
2012 €120.94 2.50%
2013 €122.57 1.35%
2014 €123.10 0.43%
2015 €123.14 0.03%
2016 €123.44 0.24%
2017 €125.33 1.54%
2018 €127.42 1.67%
2019 €128.42 0.78%
2020 €130.34 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 2003 amounts in 2018 euros, based on the 27.42% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a euro in 2018
Initial value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 2003 €1.27 euros in 2018
€5 euros in 2003 €6.37 euros in 2018
€10 euros in 2003 €12.74 euros in 2018
€50 euros in 2003 €63.71 euros in 2018
€100 euros in 2003 €127.42 euros in 2018
€500 euros in 2003 €637.12 euros in 2018
€1,000 euros in 2003 €1,274.24 euros in 2018
€5,000 euros in 2003 €6,371.19 euros in 2018
€10,000 euros in 2003 €12,742.39 euros in 2018
€50,000 euros in 2003 €63,711.93 euros in 2018
€100,000 euros in 2003 €127,423.85 euros in 2018
€500,000 euros in 2003 €637,119.25 euros in 2018
€1,000,000 euros in 2003 €1,274,238.51 euros in 2018

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100, 2003 to 2018

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2003 and 2018:

CPI in 2018 CPI in 2003
×
2003 EUR value
=
2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 81.21 in the year 2003 and 103.4809091 in 2018:

103.480909181.21
×
€100
=
€127.42

€100 in 2003 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €127.42 in 2018.

To get the total inflation rate for the 15 years between 2003 and 2018, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2018 - CPI in 2003CPI in 2003
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (15 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

103.4809091 - 81.2181.21
×
100
=
27%

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

• Despite a lack of support from the United Nations, a coalition lead by America and Britain invades Iraq.
• Baghdad falls, ending the invasion of Iraq.
• 10 new members are admitted to the European Union after signing the Treaty of Accession in Athens.

## 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: “2003 euros in 2018 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 29 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/2003-euro-in-2018.