Value of 1974 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1974

€226.17 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1974 and today has been 126.17%, which translates into a total increase of €126.17. This means that 100 euro in 1974 are equivalent to 226.17 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1974 equals €226.17 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.83%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1974-2018)

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 (1974-2018) 124.04%
Total Inflation* 126.17%
Annual inflation avg. (1974-2018) 1.85%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.83%
CPI 1974 44.73
CPI 2018 100.21
CPI today* 101.17
€1 in 1974 €2.24 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 44 years between 1974 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.8301%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)44 = €224.04

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 1974 was 44.73 and the CPI today is 101.17. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/44.73
= €224.04

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1974 €2.26 euro today
€5 euro in 1974 €11.31 euro today
€10 euro in 1974 €22.62 euro today
€50 euro in 1974 €113.09 euro today
€100 euro in 1974 €226.17 euro today
€500 euro in 1974 €1,130.85 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1974 €2,261.71 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1974 €11,308.53 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1974 €22,617.07 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1974 €113,085.34 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1974 €226,170.67 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1974 €1,130,853.36 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1974 €2,261,706.71 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1974 100
1975 107.55
1976 111.26
1977 112.68
1978 114.03
1979 114.82
1980 120.74
1981 126.08
1982 134.38
1983 141.77
1984 144.8
1985 149
1986 153.83
1987 153.89
1988 156.79
1989 159.85
1990 167.88
1991 176.73
1992 185.97
1993 192.33
1994 197.11
1995 197.94
1996 201.79
1997 203.37
1998 204.15
1999 203.81
2000 207.21
2001 210.3
2002 210.99
2003 212.87
2004 214.13
2005 216.98
2006 219.17
2007 220.53
2008 224.95
2009 226.52
2010 227.16
2011 228.34
2012 226.71
2013 225.73
2014 225.88
2015 225.14
2016 222.19
2017 222.18
2018 224.04
Today 226.17