Value of 1981 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1981

€179.39 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1981 and today has been 79.39%, which translates into a total increase of €79.39. This means that 100 euro in 1981 are equivalent to 179.39 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1981 equals €179.39 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.55%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1981-2018)

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 (1981-2018) 77.7%
Total Inflation* 79.39%
Annual inflation avg. (1981-2018) 1.57%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.55%
CPI 1981 56.4
CPI 2018 100.21
CPI today* 101.17
€1 in 1981 €1.78 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 37 years between 1981 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.5497%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.02)37 = €177.7

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 1981 was 56.4 and the CPI today is 101.17. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/56.4
= €177.7

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1981 €1.79 euro today
€5 euro in 1981 €8.97 euro today
€10 euro in 1981 €17.94 euro today
€50 euro in 1981 €89.69 euro today
€100 euro in 1981 €179.39 euro today
€500 euro in 1981 €896.94 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1981 €1,793.88 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1981 €8,969.39 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1981 €17,938.78 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1981 €89,693.9 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1981 €179,387.81 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1981 €896,939.05 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1981 €1,793,878.1 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1981 100
1982 106.58
1983 112.44
1984 114.85
1985 118.18
1986 122.01
1987 122.06
1988 124.36
1989 126.78
1990 133.15
1991 140.18
1992 147.5
1993 152.55
1994 156.34
1995 156.99
1996 160.05
1997 161.3
1998 161.92
1999 161.65
2000 164.35
2001 166.8
2002 167.35
2003 168.84
2004 169.84
2005 172.1
2006 173.83
2007 174.91
2008 178.42
2009 179.67
2010 180.18
2011 181.11
2012 179.82
2013 179.04
2014 179.16
2015 178.57
2016 176.23
2017 176.22
2018 177.7
Today 179.39