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Value of 1980 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1980
Fr.190.68 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1980 and today has been 90.68%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.90.68. This means that 100 francs in 1980 are equivalent to 190.68 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1980 equals Fr.190.68 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.55%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1980 - 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 1980-2021 83.3%
Cumulative inflation 1980-today 90.68%
Avg. Annual inflation 1980-2021 1.49%
CPI 1980 55.24
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 105.02
CPI today 105.33

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 1980 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1980 ×
CPI2021/CPI1980
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/55.24
Fr.183.3

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.33:

Valuetoday
=Value1980 ×
CPItoday/CPI1980
=Fr. 100 ×
105.33/55.24
Fr.190.68

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 41 years between 1980 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.4889%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.014889)41
Fr.183.3

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1980 Fr.1.83 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1980 Fr.9.16 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1980 Fr.18.33 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1980 Fr.91.65 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1980 Fr.183.3 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1980 Fr.916.48 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1980 Fr.1,832.95 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1980 Fr.9,164.77 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1980 Fr.18,329.54 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1980 Fr.91,647.72 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1980 Fr.183,295.43 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1980 Fr.916,477.17 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1980 Fr.1,832,954.34 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1980 90.68%
Avg. annual inflation From 1980 1.55%
CPI 1980 55.24
CPI today 105.33

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1980 100
1981 106.49
1982 112.51
1983 115.83
1984 119.23
1985 123.32
1986 124.25
1987 126.04
1988 128.4
1989 132.45
1990 139.61
1991 147.79
1992 153.75
1993 158.82
1994 160.17
1995 163.05
1996 164.38
1997 165.23
1998 165.26
1999 166.59
2000 169.19
2001 170.86
2002 171.96
2003 173.06
2004 174.45
2005 176.49
2006 178.36
2007 179.67
2008 184.03
2009 183.14
2010 184.4
2011 184.83
2012 183.55
2013 183.15
2014 183.13
2015 181.03
2016 180.25
2017 181.21
2018 182.9
2019 183.57
2020 182.24
2021 183.3
2022-08 190.12
Today 190.68

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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