Value of 1972 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1972

€270.49 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1972 and today has been 170.49%, which translates into a total increase of €170.49. This means that 100 euro in 1972 are equivalent to 270.49 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1972 equals €270.49 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.14%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1972-2018)

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 (1972-2018) 167.94%
Total Inflation* 170.49%
Annual inflation avg. (1972-2018) 2.17%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.14%
CPI 1972 37.4
CPI 2018 100.21
CPI today* 101.17
€1 in 1972 €2.68 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 46 years between 1972 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.1398%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)46 = €267.94

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 1972 was 37.4 and the CPI today is 101.17. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/37.4
= €267.94

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1972 €2.7 euro today
€5 euro in 1972 €13.52 euro today
€10 euro in 1972 €27.05 euro today
€50 euro in 1972 €135.25 euro today
€100 euro in 1972 €270.49 euro today
€500 euro in 1972 €1,352.46 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1972 €2,704.93 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1972 €13,524.63 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1972 €27,049.27 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1972 €135,246.33 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1972 €270,492.66 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1972 €1,352,463.32 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1972 €2,704,926.63 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 106.86
1974 119.6
1975 128.63
1976 133.06
1977 134.76
1978 136.38
1979 137.33
1980 144.4
1981 150.79
1982 160.71
1983 169.55
1984 173.17
1985 178.2
1986 183.97
1987 184.05
1988 187.52
1989 191.17
1990 200.77
1991 211.37
1992 222.42
1993 230.02
1994 235.73
1995 236.72
1996 241.34
1997 243.22
1998 244.16
1999 243.75
2000 247.82
2001 251.52
2002 252.33
2003 254.58
2004 256.09
2005 259.5
2006 262.12
2007 263.74
2008 269.03
2009 270.92
2010 271.68
2011 273.09
2012 271.14
2013 269.96
2014 270.14
2015 269.26
2016 265.73
2017 265.72
2018 267.94
Today 270.49