€100 in 2005 → €121.83 in 2018

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Euro Inflation Rate, €100 in 2005 to 2018

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.53% per year. Prices in 2018 are 21.8% higher than prices in 2005.

In other words, €100 in 2005 is equivalent in purchasing power to €121.83 in 2018, a difference of €21.83 over 13 years.

The current inflation rate is now 1.50%1. If this number holds, €100 today will be equivalent to €101.50 next year.

Inflation from 2005 to 2018
Cumulative price change 21.83%
Average inflation rate 1.53%
Converted amount (€100 base) €121.83
Price difference (€100 base) €21.83
CPI in 2005 84.80166667
CPI in 2018 103.31


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How to calculate the inflation rate for €100 since 2005

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2005 * 2005 EUR value = 2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 84.80166667 in the year 2005 and 103.31 in 2018:

103.31 / 84.80166667 * €100 = €121.83

€100 in 2005 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €121.83 in 2018.


Here are calculations of buying power over time for €100 in 2005 (price index tracking began in 1996). Each of these EUR amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
Year EUR 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 €121.83 1.50%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

News headlines from 2005

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.

Inflation Data Source

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 2018 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/2005-euro-in-2018.


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