Purchasing power decreased by 1.50% in 2018 compared to the previous year, 2017. On average, you would have to spend 1.50% more money in 2018 than in 2017 for the same item.

In other words, €1 in 2017 is equivalent in purchasing power to €1.02 in 2018.

The 2017 inflation rate was 1.54%. The current inflation rate (2017 to 2018) is now 1.50%^{1}. If this number holds, €1 today will be equivalent to €1.02 next year.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2018 is 103.31. It was 101.7816667 in the previous year, 2017. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the European Central Bank to officially determine inflation.

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Average inflation rate | 1.50% |

Converted amount (€1 base) | €1.02 |

Price difference (€1 base) | €0.02 |

CPI in 2017 | 101.782 |

CPI in 2018 | 103.310 |

Inflation in 2017 | 1.54% |

Inflation in 2018 | 1.50% |

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018CPI in 2017

×

2017 EUR value

=

2018 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 101.7816667 in the year 2017 and 103.31 in 2018:

103.31101.7816667

×

€1

=

€1 in 2017 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €1.02 in 2018.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2017 and 2018, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2018 - CPI in 2017CPI in 2017

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

103.31 - 101.7816667101.7816667

×

100

=

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

- Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
- Hurricanes Harvey and Irma strike southeast Texas and Florida, causing extensive flooding and damage.
- Gunman kills 58 people at a Las Vegas concert, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
- North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb and over a dozen ballistic missiles amidst soaring tensions with the U.S.

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 2018 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Dec. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/Euro-inflation-rate-in-2018.