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Value of 1959 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1959
Fr.436.21 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1959 and today has been 336.21%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.336.21. This means that 100 francs in 1959 are equivalent to 436.21 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1959 equals Fr.436.21 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.37%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1959 - 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 1959-2021 319.4%
Cumulative inflation 1959-today 336.21%
Avg. Annual inflation 1959-2021 2.34%
CPI 1959 24.14
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 105.02
CPI today 105.31

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 1959 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1959 ×
CPI2021/CPI1959
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/24.14
Fr.419.4

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.31:

Valuetoday
=Value1959 ×
CPItoday/CPI1959
=Fr. 100 ×
105.31/24.14
Fr.436.21

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 62 years between 1959 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.3393%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.023393)62
Fr.419.4

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1959 Fr.4.19 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1959 Fr.20.97 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1959 Fr.41.94 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1959 Fr.209.7 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1959 Fr.419.4 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1959 Fr.2,097.02 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1959 Fr.4,194.03 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1959 Fr.20,970.15 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1959 Fr.41,940.31 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1959 Fr.209,701.53 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1959 Fr.419,403.06 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1959 Fr.2,097,015.31 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1959 Fr.4,194,030.62 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1959 336.21%
Avg. annual inflation From 1959 2.37%
CPI 1959 24.14
CPI today 105.31

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1959 100
1960 101.44
1961 103.31
1962 107.77
1963 111.48
1964 114.91
1965 118.83
1966 124.51
1967 129.5
1968 132.6
1969 135.9
1970 140.81
1971 150.07
1972 160.07
1973 174.08
1974 191.08
1975 203.88
1976 207.37
1977 210.06
1978 212.22
1979 219.96
1980 228.81
1981 243.66
1982 257.44
1983 265.04
1984 272.81
1985 282.18
1986 284.3
1987 288.39
1988 293.79
1989 303.06
1990 319.44
1991 338.15
1992 351.81
1993 363.39
1994 366.49
1995 373.08
1996 376.11
1997 378.07
1998 378.14
1999 381.18
2000 387.13
2001 390.95
2002 393.47
2003 395.98
2004 399.16
2005 403.84
2006 408.11
2007 411.1
2008 421.08
2009 419.05
2010 421.94
2011 422.91
2012 419.98
2013 419.07
2014 419.02
2015 414.22
2016 412.42
2017 414.62
2018 418.51
2019 420.03
2020 416.98
2021 419.4
2022-08 435.01
Today 436.21

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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