Inflation calculator - Euro (Switzerland)

This tool is useful to calculate the time value of money based on historical inflation and CPI values. To start, select an amount and two years, or browse the default calculation results.

€100 in 1956

€432.19 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1956 and 2018 was 332.19%, which translates into a total increase of €332.19. This means that 100 euro in 1956 are equivalent to 432.19 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1956 equals €432.19 in 2018. The average annual inflation rate between these periods was 2.39%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1956 - 2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of euro (Switzerland) throughout the years due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.

All calculations are performed in the local currency (EUR) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1956-2018) 332.19%
Annual inflation avg. (1956-2018) 2.39%
CPI 1956 23.19
CPI 2018 100.21
€1 in 1956 €4.32 in 2018

How to calculate the time value of money with inflation data?

There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: FV = PV (1 + i)n, where:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, the future value is the amount in 2018 that equals €100 in 1956 in terms of purchasing power. There are 62 years between 1956 and 2018 and the average inflation rate was 2.3889%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.023889)62 = €432.188986 ≈ €432.19

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1956 was 23.19 and in 2018 was 100.21. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/23.19
= €432.19

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1956 €4.32 euro in 2018
€5 euro in 1956 €21.61 euro in 2018
€10 euro in 1956 €43.22 euro in 2018
€50 euro in 1956 €216.09 euro in 2018
€100 euro in 1956 €432.19 euro in 2018
€500 euro in 1956 €2,160.94 euro in 2018
€1,000 euro in 1956 €4,321.89 euro in 2018
€5,000 euro in 1956 €21,609.45 euro in 2018
€10,000 euro in 1956 €43,218.9 euro in 2018
€50,000 euro in 1956 €216,094.49 euro in 2018
€100,000 euro in 1956 €432,188.99 euro in 2018
€500,000 euro in 1956 €2,160,944.93 euro in 2018
€1,000,000 euro in 1956 €4,321,889.86 euro in 2018

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1956 100
1957 102.19
1958 104.26
1959 105.19
1960 104.55
1961 106.4
1962 110.14
1963 113.71
1964 118.09
1965 120.85
1966 126.79
1967 132.6
1968 137.23
1969 140.22
1970 143.48
1971 151.28
1972 161.3
1973 172.36
1974 192.91
1975 207.48
1976 214.63
1977 217.36
1978 219.97
1979 221.51
1980 232.91
1981 243.22
1982 259.23
1983 273.48
1984 279.33
1985 287.44
1986 296.74
1987 296.86
1988 302.47
1989 308.36
1990 323.85
1991 340.93
1992 358.75
1993 371.02
1994 380.23
1995 381.83
1996 389.27
1997 392.31
1998 393.83
1999 393.16
2000 399.72
2001 405.69
2002 407.01
2003 410.64
2004 413.07
2005 418.58
2006 422.79
2007 425.41
2008 433.94
2009 436.98
2010 438.22
2011 440.49
2012 437.34
2013 435.44
2014 435.74
2015 434.31
2016 428.62
2017 428.59
2018 432.19