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Value of 1955 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1955
Fr.468.83 in 2024

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1955 and today has been 368.83%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.368.83. This means that 100 francs in 1955 are equivalent to 468.83 francs in 2024. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1955 equals Fr.468.83 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.26%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1955 - 2024)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of Fr.100 due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing 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. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1955-2023 361.32%
Cumulative inflation 1955-today 368.83%
Avg. Annual inflation 1955-2023 2.27%
CPI 1955 23.05
CPI 2023 106.34
CPI 2024-06 (latest official data) 107.99
CPI today 108.07

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

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

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1955 and 2023, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2023
=Value1955 ×
CPI2023/CPI1955
=Fr. 100 ×
106.34/23.05
Fr.461.32

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 108.07:

Valuetoday
=Value1955 ×
CPItoday/CPI1955
=Fr. 100 ×
108.07/23.05
Fr.468.83

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: 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, it indicates how much are Fr.100 worth today. There are 68 years between 1955 and 2023 and the average inflation rate was 2.2739%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2023
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.022739)68
Fr.461.32

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1955 Fr.4.61 francs in 2023
Fr.5 francs in 1955 Fr.23.07 francs in 2023
Fr.10 francs in 1955 Fr.46.13 francs in 2023
Fr.50 francs in 1955 Fr.230.66 francs in 2023
Fr.100 francs in 1955 Fr.461.32 francs in 2023
Fr.500 francs in 1955 Fr.2,306.62 francs in 2023
Fr.1,000 francs in 1955 Fr.4,613.24 francs in 2023
Fr.5,000 francs in 1955 Fr.23,066.21 francs in 2023
Fr.10,000 francs in 1955 Fr.46,132.43 francs in 2023
Fr.50,000 francs in 1955 Fr.230,662.15 francs in 2023
Fr.100,000 francs in 1955 Fr.461,324.3 francs in 2023
Fr.500,000 francs in 1955 Fr.2,306,621.48 francs in 2023
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1955 Fr.4,613,242.96 francs in 2023
Cumulative inflation From 1955 368.83%
Avg. annual inflation From 1955 2.26%
CPI 1955 23.05
CPI today 108.07

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1955 100
1956 101.51
1957 103.51
1958 105.41
1959 104.73
1960 106.23
1961 108.19
1962 112.86
1963 116.75
1964 120.34
1965 124.45
1966 130.4
1967 135.62
1968 138.87
1969 142.32
1970 147.47
1971 157.16
1972 167.63
1973 182.31
1974 200.11
1975 213.51
1976 217.18
1977 219.99
1978 222.25
1979 230.36
1980 239.63
1981 255.18
1982 269.61
1983 277.56
1984 285.7
1985 295.52
1986 297.73
1987 302.02
1988 307.68
1989 317.38
1990 334.54
1991 354.14
1992 368.44
1993 380.57
1994 383.81
1995 390.72
1996 393.89
1997 395.94
1998 396.01
1999 399.2
2000 405.42
2001 409.43
2002 412.07
2003 414.7
2004 418.02
2005 422.92
2006 427.4
2007 430.54
2008 440.98
2009 438.86
2010 441.88
2011 442.9
2012 439.84
2013 438.88
2014 438.82
2015 433.8
2016 431.92
2017 434.22
2018 438.29
2019 439.88
2020 436.69
2021 439.23
2022 451.68
2023 461.32
2024-06 468.47
Today 468.83

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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