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Value of 1981 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1981
Fr.179.07 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1981 and today has been 79.07%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.79.07. This means that 100 francs in 1981 are equivalent to 179.07 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1981 equals Fr.179.07 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.43%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1981 - 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 1981-2021 72.12%
Cumulative inflation 1981-today 79.07%
Avg. Annual inflation 1981-2021 1.37%
CPI 1981 58.82
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 105.02
CPI today 105.34

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 1981 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1981 ×
CPI2021/CPI1981
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/58.82
Fr.172.12

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.34:

Valuetoday
=Value1981 ×
CPItoday/CPI1981
=Fr. 100 ×
105.34/58.82
Fr.179.07

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 40 years between 1981 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.3669%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.013669)40
Fr.172.12

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1981 Fr.1.72 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1981 Fr.8.61 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1981 Fr.17.21 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1981 Fr.86.06 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1981 Fr.172.12 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1981 Fr.860.62 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1981 Fr.1,721.24 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1981 Fr.8,606.2 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1981 Fr.17,212.4 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1981 Fr.86,062.02 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1981 Fr.172,124.04 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1981 Fr.860,620.2 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1981 Fr.1,721,240.4 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1981 79.07%
Avg. annual inflation From 1981 1.43%
CPI 1981 58.82
CPI today 105.34

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 105.66
1983 108.77
1984 111.96
1985 115.81
1986 116.68
1987 118.36
1988 120.57
1989 124.38
1990 131.1
1991 138.78
1992 144.38
1993 149.14
1994 150.41
1995 153.11
1996 154.36
1997 155.16
1998 155.19
1999 156.44
2000 158.88
2001 160.45
2002 161.48
2003 162.51
2004 163.82
2005 165.74
2006 167.49
2007 168.72
2008 172.81
2009 171.98
2010 173.16
2011 173.56
2012 172.36
2013 171.99
2014 171.97
2015 170
2016 169.26
2017 170.16
2018 171.76
2019 172.38
2020 171.13
2021 172.12
2022-08 178.53
Today 179.07

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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