Value of 1989 Euro (Switzerland) today

€100 in 1989

€141.49 in 2018

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1989 and today has been 41.49%, which translates into a total increase of €41.49. This means that 100 euro in 1989 are equivalent to 141.49 euro in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of €100 in 1989 equals €141.49 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.16%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1989-2018)

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 (1989-2018) 40.16%
Total Inflation* 41.49%
Annual inflation avg. (1989-2018) 1.17%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.16%
CPI 1989 71.5
CPI 2018 100.21
CPI today* 101.17
€1 in 1989 €1.4 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 29 years between 1989 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 1.1636%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = €100 * (1 + 0.01)29 = €140.16

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 1989 was 71.5 and the CPI today is 101.17. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= €100 *
100.21/71.5
= €140.16

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
€1 euro in 1989 €1.41 euro today
€5 euro in 1989 €7.07 euro today
€10 euro in 1989 €14.15 euro today
€50 euro in 1989 €70.75 euro today
€100 euro in 1989 €141.49 euro today
€500 euro in 1989 €707.45 euro today
€1,000 euro in 1989 €1,414.91 euro today
€5,000 euro in 1989 €7,074.53 euro today
€10,000 euro in 1989 €14,149.06 euro today
€50,000 euro in 1989 €70,745.29 euro today
€100,000 euro in 1989 €141,490.59 euro today
€500,000 euro in 1989 €707,452.94 euro today
€1,000,000 euro in 1989 €1,414,905.88 euro today

Value of Euro in time (by year)

Period Value
1989 100
1990 105.02
1991 110.56
1992 116.34
1993 120.32
1994 123.31
1995 123.83
1996 126.24
1997 127.23
1998 127.72
1999 127.5
2000 129.63
2001 131.56
2002 131.99
2003 133.17
2004 133.96
2005 135.74
2006 137.11
2007 137.96
2008 140.73
2009 141.71
2010 142.11
2011 142.85
2012 141.83
2013 141.21
2014 141.31
2015 140.84
2016 139
2017 138.99
2018 140.16
Today 141.49