Euro inflation rate in 2005: 2.20%

Inflation in 2005 and its effect on euro value

€1 in 2004 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €1.02 in 2005. The euro had an average inflation rate of 2.20% per year between 2004 and 2005, producing a cumulative price increase of 2.20%. 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.

This means that prices in 2005 are 1.02 times higher than average prices since 2004, according to the European Central Bank consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2004 was 2.18%. The inflation rate in 2005 was 2.20%. The 2005 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.05% per year between 2005 and 2022.

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.


Inflation from 2004 to 2005
Average inflation rate2.20%
Converted amount (€1 base)€1.02
Price difference (€1 base)€0.02
CPI in 200482.978
CPI in 200584.802
Inflation in 20042.18%
Inflation in 20052.20%
€1 in 2004€1.02 in 2005

Recent EUR inflation
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How to calculate inflation rate for €1, 2004 to 2005

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2004 and 2005:

CPI in 2005 CPI 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%

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, 27 Nov. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/Euro-inflation-rate-in-2005.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

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


Ian Webster

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 2005
Average inflation rate2.20%
Converted amount (€1 base)€1.02
Price difference (€1 base)€0.02
CPI in 200482.978
CPI in 200584.802
Inflation in 20042.18%
Inflation in 20052.20%
€1 in 2004€1.02 in 2005