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Value of 1989 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1989
Fr.143.91 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1989 and today has been 43.91%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.43.91. This means that 100 francs in 1989 are equivalent to 143.91 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1989 equals Fr.143.91 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 1.11%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1989 - 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 1989-2021 38.39%
Cumulative inflation 1989-today 43.91%
Avg. Annual inflation 1989-2021 1.02%
CPI 1989 73.16
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 1989 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1989 ×
CPI2021/CPI1989
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/73.16
Fr.138.39

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

Valuetoday
=Value1989 ×
CPItoday/CPI1989
=Fr. 100 ×
105.29/73.16
Fr.143.91

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 32 years between 1989 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 1.0205%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.010205)32
Fr.138.39

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1989 Fr.1.38 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1989 Fr.6.92 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1989 Fr.13.84 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1989 Fr.69.19 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1989 Fr.138.39 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1989 Fr.691.95 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1989 Fr.1,383.89 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1989 Fr.6,919.47 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1989 Fr.13,838.95 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1989 Fr.69,194.73 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1989 Fr.138,389.45 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1989 Fr.691,947.26 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1989 Fr.1,383,894.51 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1989 43.91%
Avg. annual inflation From 1989 1.11%
CPI 1989 73.16
CPI today 105.29

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1989 100
1990 105.4
1991 111.58
1992 116.08
1993 119.91
1994 120.93
1995 123.11
1996 124.1
1997 124.75
1998 124.77
1999 125.78
2000 127.74
2001 129
2002 129.83
2003 130.66
2004 131.71
2005 133.25
2006 134.66
2007 135.65
2008 138.94
2009 138.27
2010 139.23
2011 139.55
2012 138.58
2013 138.28
2014 138.26
2015 136.68
2016 136.09
2017 136.81
2018 138.09
2019 138.59
2020 137.59
2021 138.39
2022-08 143.54
Today 143.91

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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