Value of 1980 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1980

€187.33 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1980 and today has been 87.33%, which translates into a total increase of €87.33. This means that 100 euro in 1980 are equivalent to 187.33 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1980 equals €187.33 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.62%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1980-2018)

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 (1980-2018) 85.56%
Total Inflation* 87.33%
Annual inflation avg. (1980-2018) 1.64%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.62%
CPI 1980 54.01
CPI 2018 100.21
CPI today* 101.17
€1 in 1980 €1.86 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 38 years between 1980 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.6225%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)38 = €185.56

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 1980 was 54.01 and the CPI today is 101.17. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/54.01
= €185.56

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1980 €1.87 euro today
€5 euro in 1980 €9.37 euro today
€10 euro in 1980 €18.73 euro today
€50 euro in 1980 €93.66 euro today
€100 euro in 1980 €187.33 euro today
€500 euro in 1980 €936.63 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1980 €1,873.27 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1980 €9,366.34 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1980 €18,732.69 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1980 €93,663.44 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1980 €187,326.89 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1980 €936,634.44 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1980 €1,873,268.88 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1980 100
1981 104.43
1982 111.3
1983 117.42
1984 119.93
1985 123.41
1986 127.41
1987 127.46
1988 129.86
1989 132.4
1990 139.04
1991 146.38
1992 154.03
1993 159.3
1994 163.25
1995 163.94
1996 167.13
1997 168.44
1998 169.09
1999 168.81
2000 171.62
2001 174.19
2002 174.75
2003 176.31
2004 177.36
2005 179.72
2006 181.53
2007 182.65
2008 186.31
2009 187.62
2010 188.15
2011 189.13
2012 187.78
2013 186.96
2014 187.09
2015 186.47
2016 184.03
2017 184.02
2018 185.56
Today 187.33