# Euro inflation rate in 2015: 0.03%

## Euro Inflation Calculator

### Inflation since 2015 and its effect on euro value

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2015 was 100. It was 99.9675 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 1.09% per year. Prices in 2018 are 3.3% higher than prices in 2015.

In other words, €100 in 2015 is equivalent in purchasing power to €103.31 in 2018, a difference of €3.31 over 3 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 3.31% Average inflation rate 1.09% Converted amount (€100 base) €103.31 Price difference (€100 base) €3.31 CPI in 2015 100 CPI in 2018 103.31

### How to calculate the inflation rate for €100 since 2015

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2015 * 2015 EUR value = 2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 100 in the year 2015 and 103.31 in 2018:

103.31 / 100 * €100 = €103.31

€100 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €103.31 in 2018.

### Buying power of €100 since 2015

Below are calculations of buying power over time for €100 in 2015 (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
2015 €100.00 0.03%
2016 €100.24 0.24%
2017 €101.78 1.54%
2018 €103.31 1.50%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

### News headlines from 2015

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

• Barack Obama and Raul Castro, hold the first meeting between Cuban and American leaders since the Cuban Revolution.
• The population of India reaches 1 billion (officially). The billionth baby was named Astha Arora.
• Donald Trump announces his intention to join the US presidential campaign.
• China brings an end to its one child policy, 35 years after it was first introduced.

### 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 2015 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/Euro-inflation-rate-in-2015.