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Value of 1988 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1988
Fr.148.17 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1988 and today has been 48.17%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.48.17. This means that 100 francs in 1988 are equivalent to 148.17 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1988 equals Fr.148.17 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.16%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1988 - 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 1988-2021 42.76%
Cumulative inflation 1988-today 48.17%
Avg. Annual inflation 1988-2021 1.08%
CPI 1988 70.93
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 104.89
CPI today 105.09

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 1988 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1988 ×
CPI2021/CPI1988
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/70.93
Fr.142.76

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 105.09:

Valuetoday
=Value1988 ×
CPItoday/CPI1988
=Fr. 100 ×
105.09/70.93
Fr.148.17

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 33 years between 1988 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.0845%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.010845)33
Fr.142.76

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1988 Fr.1.43 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1988 Fr.7.14 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1988 Fr.14.28 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1988 Fr.71.38 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1988 Fr.142.76 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1988 Fr.713.78 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1988 Fr.1,427.56 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1988 Fr.7,137.8 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1988 Fr.14,275.6 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1988 Fr.71,378.01 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1988 Fr.142,756.01 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1988 Fr.713,780.05 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1988 Fr.1,427,560.11 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1988 48.17%
Avg. annual inflation From 1988 1.16%
CPI 1988 70.93
CPI today 105.09

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1988 100
1989 103.16
1990 108.73
1991 115.1
1992 119.75
1993 123.69
1994 124.74
1995 126.99
1996 128.02
1997 128.69
1998 128.71
1999 129.75
2000 131.77
2001 133.07
2002 133.93
2003 134.78
2004 135.86
2005 137.46
2006 138.91
2007 139.93
2008 143.33
2009 142.64
2010 143.62
2011 143.95
2012 142.95
2013 142.64
2014 142.62
2015 140.99
2016 140.38
2017 141.13
2018 142.45
2019 142.97
2020 141.93
2021 142.76
2022-10 147.89
Today 148.17

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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