According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 2.57% per year. Prices in 2008 are 7.9% higher than prices in 2005.
In other words, €100 in the year 2005 is equivalent in purchasing power to €107.91 in 2008, a difference of €7.91 over 3 years.
The inflation rate in 2008 was 3.34%.
|Cumulative price change||7.91%|
|Average inflation rate||2.57%|
|Price difference (€100 base)||€7.91|
|CPI in 2005||84.80166667|
|CPI in 2008||91.50833333|
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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 2008 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/2005-euro-in-2008.