Value of 1959 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1959

€414.78 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1959 and today has been 314.78%, which translates into a total increase of €314.78. This means that 100 euro in 1959 are equivalent to 414.78 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1959 equals €414.78 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.4%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1959-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of €100 throughout the years due to 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. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1959-2018) 310.87%
Total Inflation* 314.78%
Annual inflation avg. (1959-2018) 2.42%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.4%
CPI 1959 24.39
CPI 2018 100.21
CPI today* 101.17
€1 in 1959 €4.11 in 2018

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

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 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, it indicates how much are €100 worth today. There are 59 years between 1959 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.3993%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)59 = €410.87

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 1959 was 24.39 and the CPI today is 101.17. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/24.39
= €410.87

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1959 €4.15 euro today
€5 euro in 1959 €20.74 euro today
€10 euro in 1959 €41.48 euro today
€50 euro in 1959 €207.39 euro today
€100 euro in 1959 €414.78 euro today
€500 euro in 1959 €2,073.9 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1959 €4,147.81 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1959 €20,739.03 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1959 €41,478.06 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1959 €207,390.28 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1959 €414,780.55 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1959 €2,073,902.75 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1959 €4,147,805.5 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1959 100
1960 99.4
1961 101.15
1962 104.71
1963 108.1
1964 112.27
1965 114.89
1966 120.53
1967 126.06
1968 130.46
1969 133.31
1970 136.4
1971 143.82
1972 153.34
1973 163.85
1974 183.39
1975 197.24
1976 204.04
1977 206.64
1978 209.12
1979 210.58
1980 221.42
1981 231.22
1982 246.44
1983 259.99
1984 265.55
1985 273.26
1986 282.11
1987 282.22
1988 287.55
1989 293.15
1990 307.87
1991 324.12
1992 341.06
1993 352.72
1994 361.48
1995 363
1996 370.07
1997 372.96
1998 374.4
1999 373.77
2000 380.01
2001 385.68
2002 386.94
2003 390.38
2004 392.7
2005 397.93
2006 401.94
2007 404.43
2008 412.54
2009 415.43
2010 416.6
2011 418.77
2012 415.77
2013 413.97
2014 414.25
2015 412.89
2016 407.48
2017 407.46
2018 410.87
Today 414.78