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Value of 1986 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1986
Fr.153.41 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1986 and today has been 53.41%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.53.41. This means that 100 francs in 1986 are equivalent to 153.41 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1986 equals Fr.153.41 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.2%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1986 - 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 1986-2021 47.52%
Cumulative inflation 1986-today 53.41%
Avg. Annual inflation 1986-2021 1.12%
CPI 1986 68.63
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-08 (latest official data) 105.02
CPI today 105.29

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 1986 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1986 ×
CPI2021/CPI1986
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/68.63
Fr.147.52

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.29:

Valuetoday
=Value1986 ×
CPItoday/CPI1986
=Fr. 100 ×
105.29/68.63
Fr.153.41

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 35 years between 1986 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.1171%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.011171)35
Fr.147.52

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1986 Fr.1.48 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1986 Fr.7.38 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1986 Fr.14.75 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1986 Fr.73.76 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1986 Fr.147.52 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1986 Fr.737.62 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1986 Fr.1,475.24 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1986 Fr.7,376.19 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1986 Fr.14,752.37 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1986 Fr.73,761.86 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1986 Fr.147,523.72 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1986 Fr.737,618.62 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1986 Fr.1,475,237.24 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1986 53.41%
Avg. annual inflation From 1986 1.2%
CPI 1986 68.63
CPI today 105.29

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1986 100
1987 101.44
1988 103.34
1989 106.6
1990 112.36
1991 118.94
1992 123.75
1993 127.82
1994 128.91
1995 131.23
1996 132.3
1997 132.98
1998 133.01
1999 134.08
2000 136.17
2001 137.52
2002 138.4
2003 139.28
2004 140.4
2005 142.05
2006 143.55
2007 144.6
2008 148.11
2009 147.4
2010 148.42
2011 148.76
2012 147.73
2013 147.41
2014 147.39
2015 145.7
2016 145.07
2017 145.84
2018 147.21
2019 147.74
2020 146.67
2021 147.52
2022-08 153.02
Today 153.41

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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