# €100 in 2012 is worth €130.09 today

## The Euro has lost 23% of its value since 2012

Updated: July 11, 2024

€100 in 2012 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €130.09 today, an increase of €30.09 over 12 years. The euro had an average inflation rate of 2.22% per year between 2012 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 30.09%.

This means that today's prices are 1.30 times as high as average prices since 2012, according to the European Central Bank consumer price index. A euro today only buys 76.870% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 2012 was 2.50%. The current inflation rate compared to the end of last year is now 0.76%. If this number holds, €100 today will be equivalent in buying power to €100.76 next year.

 Cumulative price change 30.09% Average inflation rate 2.22% Converted amount€100 base €130.09 Price difference€100 base €30.09 CPI in 2012 98.215 CPI in 2024 127.770 Inflation in 2012 2.50% Inflation in 2024 0.76% €100 in 2012 €130.09 in 2024

EUR inflation since 2012
Annual Rate, the European Central Bank CPI

## Buying power of €100 in 2012

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for €100 in 2012 (price index tracking began in 1996).

For example, if you started with €100, you would need to end with €130.09 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When €100 is equivalent to €130.09 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 2012 dollars, the chart below shows how €100 is worth less over 12 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:

Euro inflation: 2012-2024
YearEuro ValueInflation Rate
2012€100.002.50%
2013€101.351.35%
2014€101.780.43%
2015€101.820.03%
2016€102.070.25%
2017€103.821.71%
2018€105.781.89%
2019€107.331.47%
2020€108.130.74%
2021€111.272.90%
2022€121.499.19%
2023€129.126.28%
2024€130.090.76%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 2012 amounts in today's euros, based on the 30.09% change in prices:

Conversion: 2012 euros today
Initial valueEquivalent value
€1 euro in 2012€1.30 euros today
€5 euros in 2012€6.50 euros today
€10 euros in 2012€13.01 euros today
€50 euros in 2012€65.05 euros today
€100 euros in 2012€130.09 euros today
€500 euros in 2012€650.46 euros today
€1,000 euros in 2012€1,300.92 euros today
€5,000 euros in 2012€6,504.61 euros today
€10,000 euros in 2012€13,009.21 euros today
€50,000 euros in 2012€65,046.07 euros today
€100,000 euros in 2012€130,092.14 euros today
€500,000 euros in 2012€650,460.72 euros today
€1,000,000 euros in 2012€1,300,921.45 euros today

## How to calculate inflation rate for €100 since 2012

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2012 and today:

CPI today CPI in 2012
×
2012 EUR value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 98.215 in the year 2012 and 127.77 in 2024:

127.7798.215
×
€100
=
€130.09

€100 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €130.09 in 2024.

To get the total inflation rate for the 12 years between 2012 and 2024, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2024 - CPI in 2012CPI in 2012
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (12 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

127.77 - 98.21598.215
×
100
=
30%

## 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: “Value of 2012 Euros today | Euro Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 12 Jul. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/europe/inflation/2012.

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