# Euro inflation rate in 2009: 0.32%

## Euro Inflation Calculator

### Inflation since 2009 and its effect on euro value

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2009 was 91.79833333. It was 91.50833333 in the previous year. This change in CPI is used by the European Central Bank to calculate inflation.

According to the European Central Bank consumer price index, the euro experienced an average inflation rate of 1.32% per year. Prices in 2018 are 12.5% higher than prices in 2009.

In other words, €100 in 2009 is equivalent in purchasing power to €112.54 in 2018, a difference of €12.54 over 9 years.

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

 Cumulative price change 12.54% Average inflation rate 1.32% Converted amount (€100 base) €112.54 Price difference (€100 base) €12.54 CPI in 2009 91.79833333 CPI in 2018 103.31

### How to calculate the inflation rate for €100 since 2009

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 EUR value = 2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 91.79833333 in the year 2009 and 103.31 in 2018:

103.31 / 91.79833333 * €100 = €112.54

€100 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €112.54 in 2018.

### Buying power of €100 since 2009

Below are calculations of buying power over time for €100 in 2009 (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
2009 €100.00 0.32%
2010 €101.61 1.61%
2011 €104.38 2.72%
2012 €106.99 2.50%
2013 €108.43 1.35%
2014 €108.90 0.43%
2015 €108.93 0.03%
2016 €109.20 0.24%
2017 €110.88 1.54%
2018 €112.54 1.50%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

### News headlines from 2009

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

• Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
• An arrest warrant is issued for Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudanese President, by International Criminal Court, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is the first time a sitting head of state was indicted.
• Chrysler, an automotive company, files for bankruptcy.

### 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: “Inflation Rate in 2009 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/Euro-inflation-rate-in-2009.