Value of 1973 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1973

€253.14 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1973 and today has been 153.14%, which translates into a total increase of €153.14. This means that 100 euro in 1973 are equivalent to 253.14 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1973 equals €253.14 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.04%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1973-2018)

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 (1973-2018) 150.75%
Total Inflation* 153.14%
Annual inflation avg. (1973-2018) 2.06%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.04%
CPI 1973 39.96
CPI 2018 100.21
CPI today* 101.17
€1 in 1973 €2.51 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 45 years between 1973 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.0396%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)45 = €250.75

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 1973 was 39.96 and the CPI today is 101.17. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/39.96
= €250.75

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1973 €2.53 euro today
€5 euro in 1973 €12.66 euro today
€10 euro in 1973 €25.31 euro today
€50 euro in 1973 €126.57 euro today
€100 euro in 1973 €253.14 euro today
€500 euro in 1973 €1,265.69 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1973 €2,531.39 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1973 €12,656.93 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1973 €25,313.86 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1973 €126,569.31 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1973 €253,138.63 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1973 €1,265,693.13 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1973 €2,531,386.27 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1973 100
1974 111.92
1975 120.38
1976 124.53
1977 126.11
1978 127.63
1979 128.52
1980 135.13
1981 141.11
1982 150.4
1983 158.67
1984 162.06
1985 166.77
1986 172.17
1987 172.24
1988 175.49
1989 178.91
1990 187.89
1991 197.81
1992 208.15
1993 215.27
1994 220.61
1995 221.54
1996 225.85
1997 227.62
1998 228.5
1999 228.11
2000 231.92
2001 235.38
2002 236.15
2003 238.25
2004 239.66
2005 242.86
2006 245.3
2007 246.82
2008 251.77
2009 253.53
2010 254.25
2011 255.57
2012 253.75
2013 252.64
2014 252.81
2015 251.98
2016 248.69
2017 248.67
2018 250.75
Today 253.14