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Value of 1957 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1957
Fr.438.05 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1957 and today has been 338.05%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.338.05. This means that 100 francs in 1957 are equivalent to 438.05 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1957 equals Fr.438.05 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.3%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1957 - 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 1957-2021 324.35%
Cumulative inflation 1957-today 338.05%
Avg. Annual inflation 1957-2021 2.28%
CPI 1957 23.86
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 104.26
CPI today 104.52

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 1957 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1957 ×
CPI2021/CPI1957
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/23.86
Fr.424.35

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.52:

Valuetoday
=Value1957 ×
CPItoday/CPI1957
=Fr. 100 ×
104.52/23.86
Fr.438.05

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 64 years between 1957 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.2841%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.022841)64
Fr.424.35

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1957 Fr.4.24 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1957 Fr.21.22 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1957 Fr.42.44 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1957 Fr.212.18 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1957 Fr.424.35 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1957 Fr.2,121.76 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1957 Fr.4,243.52 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1957 Fr.21,217.62 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1957 Fr.42,435.24 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1957 Fr.212,176.2 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1957 Fr.424,352.41 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1957 Fr.2,121,762.05 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1957 Fr.4,243,524.09 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1957 338.05%
Avg. annual inflation From 1957 2.3%
CPI 1957 23.86
CPI today 104.52

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1957 100
1958 101.84
1959 101.18
1960 102.64
1961 104.53
1962 109.04
1963 112.79
1964 116.27
1965 120.24
1966 125.98
1967 131.03
1968 134.16
1969 137.5
1970 142.48
1971 151.84
1972 161.95
1973 176.13
1974 193.34
1975 206.28
1976 209.82
1977 212.54
1978 214.73
1979 222.56
1980 231.51
1981 246.54
1982 260.48
1983 268.16
1984 276.03
1985 285.51
1986 287.65
1987 291.79
1988 297.26
1989 306.64
1990 323.21
1991 342.15
1992 355.96
1993 367.68
1994 370.81
1995 377.49
1996 380.55
1997 382.53
1998 382.6
1999 385.68
2000 391.69
2001 395.57
2002 398.11
2003 400.65
2004 403.87
2005 408.6
2006 412.93
2007 415.95
2008 426.05
2009 424
2010 426.92
2011 427.9
2012 424.94
2013 424.02
2014 423.96
2015 419.11
2016 417.29
2017 419.52
2018 423.45
2019 424.98
2020 421.9
2021 424.35
2022-05 436.95
Today 438.05

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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