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Value of 1977 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1977
Fr.207.64 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1977 and today has been 107.64%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.107.64. This means that 100 francs in 1977 are equivalent to 207.64 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1977 equals Fr.207.64 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.64%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1977 - 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 1977-2021 99.66%
Cumulative inflation 1977-today 107.64%
Avg. Annual inflation 1977-2021 1.58%
CPI 1977 50.71
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 105.02
CPI today 105.3

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 1977 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1977 ×
CPI2021/CPI1977
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/50.71
Fr.199.66

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.3:

Valuetoday
=Value1977 ×
CPItoday/CPI1977
=Fr. 100 ×
105.3/50.71
Fr.207.64

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 44 years between 1977 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.5838%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.015838)44
Fr.199.66

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1977 Fr.2 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1977 Fr.9.98 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1977 Fr.19.97 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1977 Fr.99.83 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1977 Fr.199.66 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1977 Fr.998.28 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1977 Fr.1,996.56 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1977 Fr.9,982.82 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1977 Fr.19,965.65 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1977 Fr.99,828.25 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1977 Fr.199,656.49 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1977 Fr.998,282.47 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1977 Fr.1,996,564.94 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1977 107.64%
Avg. annual inflation From 1977 1.64%
CPI 1977 50.71
CPI today 105.3

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1977 100
1978 101.03
1979 104.71
1980 108.93
1981 116
1982 122.56
1983 126.17
1984 129.87
1985 134.33
1986 135.34
1987 137.29
1988 139.86
1989 144.27
1990 152.07
1991 160.98
1992 167.48
1993 172.99
1994 174.47
1995 177.61
1996 179.05
1997 179.98
1998 180.01
1999 181.46
2000 184.29
2001 186.11
2002 187.31
2003 188.51
2004 190.02
2005 192.25
2006 194.28
2007 195.71
2008 200.45
2009 199.49
2010 200.86
2011 201.33
2012 199.93
2013 199.5
2014 199.47
2015 197.19
2016 196.33
2017 197.38
2018 199.23
2019 199.95
2020 198.5
2021 199.66
2022-08 207.09
Today 207.64

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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