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Value of 1978 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1978
Fr.204.03 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1978 and today has been 104.03%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.104.03. This means that 100 francs in 1978 are equivalent to 204.03 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1978 equals Fr.204.03 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.63%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1978 - 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 1978-2021 97.62%
Cumulative inflation 1978-today 104.03%
Avg. Annual inflation 1978-2021 1.6%
CPI 1978 51.23
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 104.26
CPI today 104.53

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 1978 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1978 ×
CPI2021/CPI1978
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/51.23
Fr.197.62

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.53:

Valuetoday
=Value1978 ×
CPItoday/CPI1978
=Fr. 100 ×
104.53/51.23
Fr.204.03

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 43 years between 1978 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.5968%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.015968)43
Fr.197.62

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1978 Fr.1.98 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1978 Fr.9.88 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1978 Fr.19.76 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1978 Fr.98.81 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1978 Fr.197.62 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1978 Fr.988.12 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1978 Fr.1,976.23 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1978 Fr.9,881.17 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1978 Fr.19,762.34 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1978 Fr.98,811.69 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1978 Fr.197,623.38 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1978 Fr.988,116.88 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1978 Fr.1,976,233.76 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1978 104.03%
Avg. annual inflation From 1978 1.63%
CPI 1978 51.23
CPI today 104.53

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1978 100
1979 103.65
1980 107.82
1981 114.81
1982 121.31
1983 124.89
1984 128.55
1985 132.96
1986 133.96
1987 135.89
1988 138.43
1989 142.8
1990 150.52
1991 159.34
1992 165.77
1993 171.23
1994 172.69
1995 175.8
1996 177.22
1997 178.15
1998 178.18
1999 179.61
2000 182.41
2001 184.22
2002 185.4
2003 186.59
2004 188.08
2005 190.29
2006 192.3
2007 193.71
2008 198.41
2009 197.46
2010 198.82
2011 199.28
2012 197.9
2013 197.47
2014 197.44
2015 195.18
2016 194.33
2017 195.37
2018 197.2
2019 197.92
2020 196.48
2021 197.62
2022-05 203.49
Today 204.03

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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