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Value of 1974 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1974
Fr.227.81 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1974 and today has been 127.81%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.127.81. This means that 100 francs in 1974 are equivalent to 227.81 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1974 equals Fr.227.81 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.73%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1974 - 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 1974-2021 119.49%
Cumulative inflation 1974-today 127.81%
Avg. Annual inflation 1974-2021 1.69%
CPI 1974 46.13
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 104.89
CPI today 105.09

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 1974 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1974 ×
CPI2021/CPI1974
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/46.13
Fr.219.49

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.09:

Valuetoday
=Value1974 ×
CPItoday/CPI1974
=Fr. 100 ×
105.09/46.13
Fr.227.81

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 47 years between 1974 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.6867%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.016867)47
Fr.219.49

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1974 Fr.2.19 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1974 Fr.10.97 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1974 Fr.21.95 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1974 Fr.109.74 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1974 Fr.219.49 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1974 Fr.1,097.45 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1974 Fr.2,194.89 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1974 Fr.10,974.47 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1974 Fr.21,948.93 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1974 Fr.109,744.66 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1974 Fr.219,489.32 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1974 Fr.1,097,446.59 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1974 Fr.2,194,893.17 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1974 127.81%
Avg. annual inflation From 1974 1.73%
CPI 1974 46.13
CPI today 105.09

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 106.7
1976 108.53
1977 109.93
1978 111.06
1979 115.12
1980 119.75
1981 127.52
1982 134.73
1983 138.7
1984 142.77
1985 147.67
1986 148.78
1987 150.93
1988 153.75
1989 158.6
1990 167.17
1991 176.97
1992 184.11
1993 190.18
1994 191.8
1995 195.25
1996 196.83
1997 197.86
1998 197.89
1999 199.49
2000 202.6
2001 204.6
2002 205.92
2003 207.23
2004 208.89
2005 211.34
2006 213.58
2007 215.15
2008 220.37
2009 219.31
2010 220.82
2011 221.33
2012 219.79
2013 219.32
2014 219.29
2015 216.78
2016 215.84
2017 216.99
2018 219.02
2019 219.82
2020 218.22
2021 219.49
2022-10 227.38
Today 227.81

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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