€100 in 2004 → €118.36 in 2012

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€100 in 2004 → €118.36 in 2012

Euro Inflation Rate, €100 in 2004 to 2012

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, prices in 2012 are 18.36% higher than average prices since 2004. The Euro experienced an average inflation rate of 2.13% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a euro decreased.

In other words, €100 in 2004 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €118.36 in 2012, a difference of €18.36 over 8 years.

The 2004 inflation rate was 2.18%. The inflation rate in 2012 was 2.50%. The 2012 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 0.94% per year between 2012 and 2020.


Inflation from 2004 to 2012
Cumulative price change 18.36%
Average inflation rate 2.13%
Converted amount (€100 base) €118.36
Price difference (€100 base) €18.36
CPI in 2004 82.978
CPI in 2012 98.215
Inflation in 2004 2.18%
Inflation in 2012 2.50%

EUR Inflation since 1996
Annual Rate, the European Central Bank CPI
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Buying power of €100 in 2004

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for €100 in 2004 (price index tracking began in 1996).

For example, if you started with €100, you would need to end with €118.36 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When €100 is equivalent to €118.36 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 2004 dollars, the chart below shows how €100 buys less over the past 8 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:

Year Euro Value Inflation Rate
2004 €100.00 2.18%
2005 €102.20 2.20%
2006 €104.45 2.21%
2007 €106.71 2.17%
2008 €110.28 3.34%
2009 €110.63 0.32%
2010 €112.41 1.61%
2011 €115.48 2.72%
2012 €118.36 2.50%
2013 €119.96 1.35%
2014 €120.47 0.43%
2015 €120.51 0.03%
2016 €120.80 0.24%
2017 €122.66 1.54%
2018 €124.71 1.67%
2019 €125.68 0.78%
2020 €127.56 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100, 2004 to 2012

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2012CPI in 2004
×
2004 EUR value
=
2012 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 82.97833333 in the year 2004 and 98.215 in 2012:

98.21582.97833333
×
€100
=
€118.36

€100 in 2004 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €118.36 in 2012.

To get the total inflation rate for the 8 years between 2004 and 2012, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2012 - CPI in 2004CPI in 2004
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (8 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

98.215 - 82.9783333382.97833333
×
100
=
18%

News headlines from 2004

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

  • The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
  • Massachusetts becomes the first United States state to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • The Indonesian elections are won by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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: “2004 euros in 2012 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/2004-euro-in-2012.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 2004 to 2012
Cumulative price change 18.36%
Average inflation rate 2.13%
Converted amount (€100 base) €118.36
Price difference (€100 base) €18.36
CPI in 2004 82.978
CPI in 2012 98.215
Inflation in 2004 2.18%
Inflation in 2012 2.50%