Value of the Guilder versus Euro

15 February 2019 - 17:08

To determine the value of an amount of money in one year compared to another, enter the values in the appropriate places below.

For example, you may want to know:

  • How much money would you need today to have the same "purchasing power" of Fl 100 in year 1950.

You can make this computation among all the years between 1450 and the present.

Papieren gulden Wilhemina | source: wikipedia

Euro value in guilders in the past

How much money today has the same "purchasing power" as

  in the year ?  


Note: Use a . between guilders/euros and cents: e.g. fl 10.50 (not fl 10,50)

Guilders value in Euro's now

How much money in the year has the same "purchasing power" as

in the year ?


If you are only interested in comparing the value of an amount of money in one past year in the prices of another year, you can use this sentence.

Source Note

The datafile: spreadsheet (2016) (.xls, 102 Kb)

About this dataset:

  • The prices for 1450-1800 are taken from:

Jan Luiten van Zanden, The prices of the most important consumer goods, and indices of wages and the cost of living in the western part of the Netherlands, 1450-1800 (data supplied by Jan de Vries, Jan Pieter Smits and Arthur van Riel). This file is also available on this website.

  • The data for 1800-1913 are taken from:

Arthur van Riel, Indices of the cost of living, 1800-1913. Further information is available with this datafile on this website.

  • Between 1913 and 1998 the data are taken from:

Jan Luiten van Zanden who has created the index from CBS-indices.

  • From 1998 on these data are supplemented from the CBS index.

Purchasing Power of Other Currencies