# Spain Inflation Calculator

Result: €100 in 1955 → €6,055.21 in 2022

## Money in Spain has lost 98% of its value since 1955

Updated: May 11, 2022

€100 in 1955 is equivalent in purchasing power to about €6,055.21 today, an increase of €5,955.21 over 67 years. The euro had an average inflation rate of 6.32% per year between 1955 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 5,955.21%.

This means that today's prices are 60.55 times higher than average prices since 1955, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for Spain. A euro today only buys 1.651% of what it could buy back then. Currency values from before Spain began using the Euro are converted for the purpose of these calculations by the OECD.

The inflation rate in 1955 was 3.09%. The current inflation rate compared to last year is now 9.82%. If this number holds, €100 today will be equivalent in buying power to €109.82 next year.

 Cumulative price change 5,955.21% Average inflation rate 6.32% Converted amount (€100 base) €6,055.21 Price difference (€100 base) €5,955.21 CPI in 1955 1.860 CPI in 2022 112.597 Inflation in 1955 3.09% Inflation in 2022 9.82% €100 in 1955 €6,055.21 in 2022

Spain inflation since 1955
Annual Rate, the OECD and the World Bank CPI

## Buying power of €100 in 1955

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for €100 in 1955 (price index tracking began in 1954).

For example, if you started with €100, you would need to end with €6,055.21 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When €100 is equivalent to €6,055.21 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Spanish euro decreases over time. In other words, a euro will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a euro over time. By calculating the value in 1955 dollars, the chart below shows how €100 is worth less over 67 years.

According to the OECD and the World Bank, each of these EUR amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Euro inflation: 1955-2022
Year Euro Value Inflation Rate
1955 €100.00 3.09%
1956 €105.85 5.85%
1957 €117.26 10.77%
1958 €132.94 13.38%
1959 €142.66 7.31%
1960 €144.34 1.18%
1961 €145.51 0.81%
1962 €153.81 5.71%
1963 €167.26 8.74%
1964 €178.94 6.98%
1965 €202.58 13.21%
1966 €215.22 6.24%
1967 €228.98 6.39%
1968 €240.32 4.95%
1969 €245.51 2.16%
1970 €259.58 5.73%
1971 €280.97 8.24%
1972 €304.21 8.27%
1973 €338.94 11.42%
1974 €392.09 15.68%
1975 €458.56 16.95%
1976 €539.38 17.62%
1977 €671.73 24.54%
1978 €804.56 19.77%
1979 €930.55 15.66%
1980 €1,075.37 15.56%
1981 €1,231.82 14.55%
1982 €1,409.39 14.41%
1983 €1,580.97 12.17%
1984 €1,759.31 11.28%
1985 €1,914.38 8.81%
1986 €2,082.75 8.79%
1987 €2,192.05 5.25%
1988 €2,298.09 4.84%
1989 €2,454.16 6.79%
1990 €2,619.13 6.72%
1991 €2,774.55 5.93%
1992 €2,938.93 5.92%
1993 €3,073.21 4.57%
1994 €3,218.22 4.72%
1995 €3,368.63 4.67%
1996 €3,488.52 3.56%
1997 €3,557.28 1.97%
1998 €3,622.53 1.83%
1999 €3,706.23 2.31%
2000 €3,833.48 3.43%
2001 €3,971.09 3.59%
2002 €4,092.83 3.07%
2003 €4,217.21 3.04%
2004 €4,345.38 3.04%
2005 €4,491.77 3.37%
2006 €4,649.68 3.52%
2007 €4,779.26 2.79%
2008 €4,974.03 4.08%
2009 €4,959.72 -0.29%
2010 €5,048.98 1.80%
2011 €5,210.35 3.20%
2012 €5,337.81 2.45%
2013 €5,412.99 1.41%
2014 €5,404.81 -0.15%
2015 €5,377.77 -0.50%
2016 €5,366.87 -0.20%
2017 €5,471.85 1.96%
2018 €5,563.51 1.67%
2019 €5,602.43 0.70%
2020 €5,584.34 -0.32%
2021 €5,757.07 3.09%
2022 €6,055.21 5.18%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1955 amounts in today's euros, based on the 5,955.21% change in prices:

Conversion: 1955 euros today
Initial value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1955 €60.55 euros today
€5 euros in 1955 €302.76 euros today
€10 euros in 1955 €605.52 euros today
€50 euros in 1955 €3,027.60 euros today
€100 euros in 1955 €6,055.21 euros today
€500 euros in 1955 €30,276.04 euros today
€1,000 euros in 1955 €60,552.07 euros today
€5,000 euros in 1955 €302,760.36 euros today
€10,000 euros in 1955 €605,520.71 euros today
€50,000 euros in 1955 €3,027,603.55 euros today
€100,000 euros in 1955 €6,055,207.11 euros today
€500,000 euros in 1955 €30,276,035.53 euros today
€1,000,000 euros in 1955 €60,552,071.06 euros today

## How to calculate inflation rate for €100 since 1955

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1955 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1955
×
1955 EUR value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Spanish CPI was 1.859507 in the year 1955 and 112.59700000000001 in 2022:

112.597000000000011.859507
×
€100
=
€6,055.21

€100 in 1955 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as €6,055.21 in 2022.

To get the total inflation rate for the 67 years between 1955 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1955CPI in 1955
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (67 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

112.59700000000001 - 1.8595071.859507
×
100
=
5,955%

## Data source & citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Spain Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1955-2022 (EUR).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 May. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/spain/inflation.

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