# €100 in 2016 → €104.04 in 2019

### Euro Inflation Rate, €100 in 2016 to 2019

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, today's prices in 2019 are 4.04% higher than average prices throughout 2016. The euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.33% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, €100 in 2016 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €104.04 in 2019, a difference of €4.04 over 3 years.

The 2016 inflation rate was 0.24%. The current inflation rate (2018 to 2019) is now 0.78%1. If this number holds, €100 today will be equivalent in buying power to €100.78 next year.

 Cumulative price change 4.04% Average inflation rate 1.33% Converted amount (€100 base) €104.04 Price difference (€100 base) €4.04 CPI in 2016 100.242 CPI in 2019 104.290 Inflation in 2016 0.24% Inflation in 2019 0.78%

### Buying power of €100 in 2016

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a euro" over time for €100 in 2016 (price index tracking began in 1996).

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
2016 €100.00 0.24%
2017 €101.54 1.54%
2018 €103.23 1.67%
2019 €104.04 0.78%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100 since 2016

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019CPI in 2016
×
2016 EUR value
=
2019 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 100.2416667 in the year 2016 and 104.29 in 2019:

104.29100.2416667
×
€100
=
€104.04

€100 in 2016 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €104.04 in 2019.

To get the total inflation rate for the 3 years between 2016 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2019 - CPI in 2016CPI in 2016
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (3 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

104.29 - 100.2416667100.2416667
×
100
=
4%

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

• The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in a referendum, prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to resign.
• Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States.
• The World Health Organisation confirms the outbreak of the Zika virus.
• Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, is assassinated.

### 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: “2016 euros in 2019 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 11 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/eu/inflation/2016.