Euro inflation rate in 2019: 0.78%

Inflation in 2019 and its effect on euro value

Purchasing power decreased by 0.78% in 2019 compared to 2018. On average, you would have to spend 0.78% more money in 2019 than in 2018 for the same item.

In other words, €1 in 2018 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €1.01 in 2019.

The 2018 inflation rate was 1.67%. The inflation rate in 2019 was 0.78%. The 2019 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.50% per year between 2019 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2019 was 104.29. It was 103.48 in the previous year, 2018. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the European Central Bank to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 2018 to 2019
Average inflation rate 0.78%
Converted amount (€1 base) €1.01
Price difference (€1 base) €0.01
CPI in 2018 103.481
CPI in 2019 104.290
Inflation in 2018 1.67%
Inflation in 2019 0.78%

EUR Inflation since 1996
Annual Rate, the European Central Bank CPI
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for €1, 2018 to 2019

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2018 and 2019:

CPI in 2019 CPI in 2018
×
2018 EUR value
=
2019 EUR value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Euro CPI was 103.4809091 in the year 2018 and 104.29 in 2019:

104.29103.4809091
×
€1
=
€1.01

€1 in 2018 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €1.01 in 2019.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2018 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2019 - CPI in 2018CPI in 2018
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

104.29 - 103.4809091103.4809091
×
100
=
1%

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 2019 | Euro Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 12 Jul. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/Euro-inflation-rate-in-2019.

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Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 2018 to 2019
Average inflation rate 0.78%
Converted amount (€1 base) €1.01
Price difference (€1 base) €0.01
CPI in 2018 103.481
CPI in 2019 104.290
Inflation in 2018 1.67%
Inflation in 2019 0.78%