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Value of 1970 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1970
Fr.309.77 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1970 and today has been 209.77%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.209.77. This means that 100 francs in 1970 are equivalent to 309.77 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1970 equals Fr.309.77 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.2%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1970 - 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 1970-2021 197.84%
Cumulative inflation 1970-today 209.77%
Avg. Annual inflation 1970-2021 2.16%
CPI 1970 33.99
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 1970 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1970 ×
CPI2021/CPI1970
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/33.99
Fr.297.84

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

Valuetoday
=Value1970 ×
CPItoday/CPI1970
=Fr. 100 ×
105.31/33.99
Fr.309.77

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 51 years between 1970 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.163%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.02163)51
Fr.297.84

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1970 Fr.2.98 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1970 Fr.14.89 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1970 Fr.29.78 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1970 Fr.148.92 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1970 Fr.297.84 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1970 Fr.1,489.2 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1970 Fr.2,978.41 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1970 Fr.14,892.05 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1970 Fr.29,784.09 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1970 Fr.148,920.47 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1970 Fr.297,840.93 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1970 Fr.1,489,204.67 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1970 Fr.2,978,409.34 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1970 209.77%
Avg. annual inflation From 1970 2.2%
CPI 1970 33.99
CPI today 105.31

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1970 100
1971 106.57
1972 113.67
1973 123.62
1974 135.7
1975 144.78
1976 147.27
1977 149.18
1978 150.71
1979 156.21
1980 162.49
1981 173.04
1982 182.82
1983 188.22
1984 193.73
1985 200.39
1986 201.89
1987 204.8
1988 208.64
1989 215.22
1990 226.85
1991 240.14
1992 249.84
1993 258.06
1994 260.26
1995 264.95
1996 267.1
1997 268.49
1998 268.53
1999 270.7
2000 274.92
2001 277.64
2002 279.42
2003 281.21
2004 283.46
2005 286.79
2006 289.82
2007 291.95
2008 299.03
2009 297.59
2010 299.64
2011 300.33
2012 298.25
2013 297.61
2014 297.57
2015 294.16
2016 292.88
2017 294.45
2018 297.2
2019 298.28
2020 296.12
2021 297.84
2022-08 308.93
Today 309.77

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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