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Value of 1979 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1979
Fr.198.29 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1979 and today has been 98.29%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.98.29. This means that 100 francs in 1979 are equivalent to 198.29 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1979 equals Fr.198.29 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.6%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1979 - 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 1979-2021 90.67%
Cumulative inflation 1979-today 98.29%
Avg. Annual inflation 1979-2021 1.55%
CPI 1979 53.1
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 1979 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1979 ×
CPI2021/CPI1979
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/53.1
Fr.190.67

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

Valuetoday
=Value1979 ×
CPItoday/CPI1979
=Fr. 100 ×
105.3/53.1
Fr.198.29

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 42 years between 1979 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.5485%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.015485)42
Fr.190.67

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1979 Fr.1.91 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1979 Fr.9.53 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1979 Fr.19.07 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1979 Fr.95.33 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1979 Fr.190.67 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1979 Fr.953.34 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1979 Fr.1,906.68 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1979 Fr.9,533.42 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1979 Fr.19,066.84 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1979 Fr.95,334.22 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1979 Fr.190,668.45 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1979 Fr.953,342.25 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1979 Fr.1,906,684.5 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1979 98.29%
Avg. annual inflation From 1979 1.6%
CPI 1979 53.1
CPI today 105.3

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1979 100
1980 104.02
1981 110.77
1982 117.04
1983 120.49
1984 124.02
1985 128.28
1986 129.25
1987 131.11
1988 133.56
1989 137.78
1990 145.22
1991 153.73
1992 159.94
1993 165.2
1994 166.61
1995 169.61
1996 170.99
1997 171.88
1998 171.91
1999 173.29
2000 175.99
2001 177.74
2002 178.88
2003 180.02
2004 181.46
2005 183.59
2006 185.54
2007 186.9
2008 191.43
2009 190.51
2010 191.82
2011 192.26
2012 190.93
2013 190.52
2014 190.49
2015 188.31
2016 187.5
2017 188.5
2018 190.26
2019 190.95
2020 189.57
2021 190.67
2022-08 197.77
Today 198.29

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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