€100 in 2005 → €124.82 in 2020

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Euro Inflation Rate, €100 from 2005 to 2020

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, today's prices in 2020 are 24.82% higher than average prices since 2005. The Euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.49% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a euro decreased.

In other words, €100 in 2005 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €124.82 in 2020, a difference of €24.82 over 15 years.

The 2005 inflation rate was 2.20%. The current inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 1.50%1. If this number holds, €100 today will be equivalent in buying power to €101.50 next year.

 Cumulative price change 24.82% Average inflation rate 1.49% Converted amount (€100 base) €124.82 Price difference (€100 base) €24.82 CPI in 2005 84.802 CPI in 2020 105.850 Inflation in 2005 2.20% Inflation in 2020 1.50%

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

Buying power of €100 in 2005

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for €100 in 2005 (price index tracking began in 1996).

For example, if you started with €100, you would need to end with €124.82 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When €100 is equivalent to €124.82 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 2005 dollars, the chart below shows how €100 buys less over the past 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:

Year Euro Value Inflation Rate
2005 €100.00 2.20%
2006 €102.21 2.21%
2007 €104.42 2.17%
2008 €107.91 3.34%
2009 €108.25 0.32%
2010 €110.00 1.61%
2011 €112.99 2.72%
2012 €115.82 2.50%
2013 €117.38 1.35%
2014 €117.88 0.43%
2015 €117.92 0.03%
2016 €118.21 0.24%
2017 €120.02 1.54%
2018 €122.03 1.67%
2019 €122.98 0.78%
2020 €124.82 1.50%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €100 since 2005

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020CPI in 2005
×
2005 EUR value
=
2020 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 84.80166667 in the year 2005 and 105.85 in 2020:

105.8584.80166667
×
€100
=
€124.82

€100 in 2005 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €124.82 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 15 years between 2005 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 2005CPI in 2005
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (15 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

105.85 - 84.8016666784.80166667
×
100
=
25%

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

• Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak asks Parliament to amend Article 76 and orders constitutional changes in order to allow multi-candidate presidential elections.
• Syria's 29-year-long military domination of Lebanon ends, after it withdraws the last of its 14,000 troops under international pressure.
• A coordinated bomb attack hits London's public transport system, during the morning rush hour, killing 52 and injuring a further 700 people.
• Angela Merkel becomes first female Chancellor of Germany.

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: “2005 euros in 2020 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 6 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/europe/inflation/2005.