Value of 1971 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1971
€286.41 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1971 and today has been 186.41%, which translates into a total increase of €186.41. This means that 100 euro in 1971 are equivalent to 286.41 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1971 equals €286.41 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.08%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1971 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of €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 1971-2021 179.47%
Cumulative inflation 1971-today 186.41%
Avg. Annual inflation 1971-2021 2.08%
CPI 1971 36.23
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 103.58
CPI today 103.76

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 1971 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1971 ×
CPI2021/CPI1971
=€ 100 ×
101.25/36.23
€279.47

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 103.76:

Valuetoday
=Value1971 ×
CPItoday/CPI1971
=€ 100 ×
103.76/36.23
€286.41

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 €100 worth today. There are 50 years between 1971 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.0767%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.020767)50
€279.47

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1971 €2.79 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1971 €13.97 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1971 €27.95 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1971 €139.74 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1971 €279.47 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1971 €1,397.35 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1971 €2,794.71 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1971 €13,973.54 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1971 €27,947.07 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1971 €139,735.36 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1971 €279,470.73 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1971 €1,397,353.64 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1971 €2,794,707.27 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1971 186.41%
Avg. annual inflation From 1971 2.08%
CPI 1971 36.23
CPI today 103.76

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1971 100
1972 106.66
1973 116
1974 127.33
1975 135.85
1976 138.18
1977 139.98
1978 141.42
1979 146.57
1980 152.47
1981 162.37
1982 171.55
1983 176.61
1984 181.79
1985 188.03
1986 189.44
1987 192.17
1988 195.77
1989 201.95
1990 212.86
1991 225.33
1992 234.43
1993 242.15
1994 244.21
1995 248.6
1996 250.62
1997 251.93
1998 251.97
1999 254
2000 257.96
2001 260.51
2002 262.19
2003 263.86
2004 265.98
2005 269.1
2006 271.95
2007 273.94
2008 280.59
2009 279.24
2010 281.16
2011 281.81
2012 279.86
2013 279.25
2014 279.21
2015 276.02
2016 274.82
2017 276.29
2018 278.87
2019 279.89
2020 277.85
2021 279.47
2022-04 285.91
Today 286.41

All available years

Today's value of euro (Switzerland) by year:

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