# Euro inflation rate in 2005: 2.20%

### Inflation in 2005 and Its Effect on Euro Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.20% in 2005 compared to 2004. On average, you would have to spend 2.20% more money in 2005 than in 2004 for the same item.

In other words, €1 in 2004 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €1.02 in 2005.

The 2004 inflation rate was 2.18%. The inflation rate in 2005 was 2.20%. The 2005 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.49% per year between 2005 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2005 was 84.80. It was 82.98 in the previous year, 2004. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the European Central Bank to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 2.20% Converted amount (€1 base) €1.02 Price difference (€1 base) €0.02 CPI in 2004 82.978 CPI in 2005 84.802 Inflation in 2004 2.18% Inflation in 2005 2.20%

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

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €1, 2004 to 2005

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2005CPI in 2004
×
2004 EUR value
=
2005 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 82.97833333 in the year 2004 and 84.80166667 in 2005:

84.8016666782.97833333
×
€1
=
€1.02

€1 in 2004 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €1.02 in 2005.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2004 and 2005, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2005 - CPI in 2004CPI in 2004
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

84.80166667 - 82.9783333382.97833333
×
100
=
2%

### 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: “Inflation Rate in 2005 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/Euro-inflation-rate-in-2005.

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.

 Average inflation rate 2.20% Converted amount (€1 base) €1.02 Price difference (€1 base) €0.02 CPI in 2004 82.978 CPI in 2005 84.802 Inflation in 2004 2.18% Inflation in 2005 2.20%