Value of 1972 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1972
€268.4 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1972 and today has been 168.4%, which translates into a total increase of €168.4. This means that 100 euro in 1972 are equivalent to 268.4 euro in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1972 equals €268.4 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.99%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1972 - 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 1972-2021 162.02%
Cumulative inflation 1972-today 168.4%
Avg. Annual inflation 1972-2021 1.99%
CPI 1972 38.64
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-04 (latest official data) 103.58
CPI today 103.71

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 1972 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1972 ×
CPI2021/CPI1972
=€ 100 ×
101.25/38.64
€262.02

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 103.71:

Valuetoday
=Value1972 ×
CPItoday/CPI1972
=€ 100 ×
103.71/38.64
€268.4

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 49 years between 1972 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.9853%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=€100 × (1 + 0.019853)49
€262.02

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1972 €2.62 euro in 2021
€5 euro in 1972 €13.1 euro in 2021
€10 euro in 1972 €26.2 euro in 2021
€50 euro in 1972 €131.01 euro in 2021
€100 euro in 1972 €262.02 euro in 2021
€500 euro in 1972 €1,310.1 euro in 2021
€1,000 euro in 1972 €2,620.2 euro in 2021
€5,000 euro in 1972 €13,101.01 euro in 2021
€10,000 euro in 1972 €26,202.01 euro in 2021
€50,000 euro in 1972 €131,010.07 euro in 2021
€100,000 euro in 1972 €262,020.14 euro in 2021
€500,000 euro in 1972 €1,310,100.71 euro in 2021
€1,000,000 euro in 1972 €2,620,201.43 euro in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1972 168.4%
Avg. annual inflation From 1972 1.99%
CPI 1972 38.64
CPI today 103.71

Value of Euro over time (by year)

Period Value
1972 100
1973 108.75
1974 119.38
1975 127.37
1976 129.56
1977 131.24
1978 132.59
1979 137.42
1980 142.95
1981 152.23
1982 160.84
1983 165.58
1984 170.43
1985 176.29
1986 177.61
1987 180.17
1988 183.54
1989 189.34
1990 199.57
1991 211.26
1992 219.79
1993 227.03
1994 228.96
1995 233.08
1996 234.97
1997 236.2
1998 236.24
1999 238.14
2000 241.85
2001 244.25
2002 245.82
2003 247.39
2004 249.37
2005 252.29
2006 254.97
2007 256.83
2008 263.07
2009 261.8
2010 263.6
2011 264.21
2012 262.38
2013 261.81
2014 261.78
2015 258.78
2016 257.66
2017 259.03
2018 261.46
2019 262.41
2020 260.5
2021 262.02
2022-04 268.06
Today 268.4

All available years

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

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