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Value of 1961 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1961
Fr.419.13 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1961 and today has been 319.13%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.319.13. This means that 100 francs in 1961 are equivalent to 419.13 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1961 equals Fr.419.13 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.38%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1961 - 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 1961-2021 305.96%
Cumulative inflation 1961-today 319.13%
Avg. Annual inflation 1961-2021 2.36%
CPI 1961 24.94
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 104.26
CPI today 104.53

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 1961 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1961 ×
CPI2021/CPI1961
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/24.94
Fr.405.96

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.53:

Valuetoday
=Value1961 ×
CPItoday/CPI1961
=Fr. 100 ×
104.53/24.94
Fr.419.13

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 60 years between 1961 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.3626%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.023626)60
Fr.405.96

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1961 Fr.4.06 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1961 Fr.20.3 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1961 Fr.40.6 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1961 Fr.202.98 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1961 Fr.405.96 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1961 Fr.2,029.81 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1961 Fr.4,059.63 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1961 Fr.20,298.13 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1961 Fr.40,596.26 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1961 Fr.202,981.3 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1961 Fr.405,962.59 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1961 Fr.2,029,812.97 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1961 Fr.4,059,625.95 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1961 319.13%
Avg. annual inflation From 1961 2.38%
CPI 1961 24.94
CPI today 104.53

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1961 100
1962 104.32
1963 107.9
1964 111.23
1965 115.03
1966 120.52
1967 125.35
1968 128.35
1969 131.55
1970 136.3
1971 145.26
1972 154.94
1973 168.5
1974 184.96
1975 197.34
1976 200.73
1977 203.33
1978 205.42
1979 212.92
1980 221.48
1981 235.85
1982 249.19
1983 256.54
1984 264.06
1985 273.14
1986 275.18
1987 279.15
1988 284.38
1989 293.35
1990 309.2
1991 327.32
1992 340.53
1993 351.74
1994 354.74
1995 361.13
1996 364.06
1997 365.95
1998 366.02
1999 368.97
2000 374.72
2001 378.43
2002 380.86
2003 383.29
2004 386.37
2005 390.89
2006 395.04
2007 397.93
2008 407.58
2009 405.62
2010 408.42
2011 409.36
2012 406.53
2013 405.64
2014 405.59
2015 400.95
2016 399.21
2017 401.34
2018 405.1
2019 406.57
2020 403.61
2021 405.96
2022-05 418.02
Today 419.13

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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