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Value of 1956 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1956
Fr.446.58 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1956 and today has been 346.58%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.346.58. This means that 100 francs in 1956 are equivalent to 446.58 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1956 equals Fr.446.58 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.29%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1956 - 2022)

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 1956-2021 332.69%
Cumulative inflation 1956-today 346.58%
Avg. Annual inflation 1956-2021 2.28%
CPI 1956 23.4
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 104.26
CPI today 104.5

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 1956 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1956 ×
CPI2021/CPI1956
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/23.4
Fr.432.69

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.5:

Valuetoday
=Value1956 ×
CPItoday/CPI1956
=Fr. 100 ×
104.5/23.4
Fr.446.58

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 65 years between 1956 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.2792%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.022792)65
Fr.432.69

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1956 Fr.4.33 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1956 Fr.21.63 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1956 Fr.43.27 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1956 Fr.216.34 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1956 Fr.432.69 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1956 Fr.2,163.44 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1956 Fr.4,326.88 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1956 Fr.21,634.41 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1956 Fr.43,268.83 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1956 Fr.216,344.14 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1956 Fr.432,688.28 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1956 Fr.2,163,441.42 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1956 Fr.4,326,882.85 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1956 346.58%
Avg. annual inflation From 1956 2.29%
CPI 1956 23.4
CPI today 104.5

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1956 100
1957 101.96
1958 103.84
1959 103.17
1960 104.65
1961 106.58
1962 111.18
1963 115.01
1964 118.55
1965 122.6
1966 128.45
1967 133.6
1968 136.8
1969 140.21
1970 145.27
1971 154.82
1972 165.14
1973 179.59
1974 197.13
1975 210.34
1976 213.94
1977 216.72
1978 218.95
1979 226.93
1980 236.06
1981 251.38
1982 265.6
1983 273.43
1984 281.45
1985 291.12
1986 293.3
1987 297.53
1988 303.1
1989 312.66
1990 329.56
1991 348.87
1992 362.95
1993 374.9
1994 378.1
1995 384.9
1996 388.02
1997 390.04
1998 390.11
1999 393.26
2000 399.39
2001 403.34
2002 405.93
2003 408.52
2004 411.8
2005 416.63
2006 421.04
2007 424.13
2008 434.41
2009 432.33
2010 435.3
2011 436.31
2012 433.29
2013 432.35
2014 432.29
2015 427.34
2016 425.49
2017 427.76
2018 431.76
2019 433.33
2020 430.19
2021 432.69
2022-05 445.54
Today 446.58

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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