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Value of 1985 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1985
Fr.154.45 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1985 and today has been 54.45%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.54.45. This means that 100 francs in 1985 are equivalent to 154.45 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1985 equals Fr.154.45 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.18%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1985 - 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 1985-2021 48.63%
Cumulative inflation 1985-today 54.45%
Avg. Annual inflation 1985-2021 1.11%
CPI 1985 68.12
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 105.02
CPI today 105.22

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 1985 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1985 ×
CPI2021/CPI1985
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/68.12
Fr.148.63

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.22:

Valuetoday
=Value1985 ×
CPItoday/CPI1985
=Fr. 100 ×
105.22/68.12
Fr.154.45

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 36 years between 1985 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.1069%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.011069)36
Fr.148.63

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1985 Fr.1.49 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1985 Fr.7.43 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1985 Fr.14.86 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1985 Fr.74.32 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1985 Fr.148.63 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1985 Fr.743.15 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1985 Fr.1,486.31 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1985 Fr.7,431.53 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1985 Fr.14,863.06 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1985 Fr.74,315.3 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1985 Fr.148,630.59 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1985 Fr.743,152.96 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1985 Fr.1,486,305.93 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1985 54.45%
Avg. annual inflation From 1985 1.18%
CPI 1985 68.12
CPI today 105.22

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1985 100
1986 100.75
1987 102.2
1988 104.12
1989 107.4
1990 113.2
1991 119.84
1992 124.68
1993 128.78
1994 129.88
1995 132.22
1996 133.29
1997 133.98
1998 134.01
1999 135.09
2000 137.19
2001 138.55
2002 139.44
2003 140.33
2004 141.46
2005 143.11
2006 144.63
2007 145.69
2008 149.22
2009 148.51
2010 149.53
2011 149.87
2012 148.84
2013 148.51
2014 148.49
2015 146.8
2016 146.16
2017 146.94
2018 148.31
2019 148.85
2020 147.77
2021 148.63
2022-08 154.16
Today 154.45

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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