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Value of 1991 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1991
Fr.128.01 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1991 and today has been 28.01%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.28.01. This means that 100 francs in 1991 are equivalent to 128.01 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1991 equals Fr.128.01 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 0.8%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1991 - 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 1991-2021 24.03%
Cumulative inflation 1991-today 28.01%
Avg. Annual inflation 1991-2021 0.72%
CPI 1991 81.64
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 104.26
CPI today 104.5

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 1991 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1991 ×
CPI2021/CPI1991
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/81.64
Fr.124.03

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.5:

Valuetoday
=Value1991 ×
CPItoday/CPI1991
=Fr. 100 ×
104.5/81.64
Fr.128.01

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 30 years between 1991 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 0.7203%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.007203)30
Fr.124.03

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1991 Fr.1.24 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1991 Fr.6.2 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1991 Fr.12.4 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1991 Fr.62.01 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1991 Fr.124.03 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1991 Fr.620.13 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1991 Fr.1,240.27 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1991 Fr.6,201.34 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1991 Fr.12,402.69 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1991 Fr.62,013.44 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1991 Fr.124,026.88 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1991 Fr.620,134.41 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1991 Fr.1,240,268.83 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1991 28.01%
Avg. annual inflation From 1991 0.8%
CPI 1991 81.64
CPI today 104.5

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1991 100
1992 104.04
1993 107.46
1994 108.38
1995 110.33
1996 111.22
1997 111.8
1998 111.82
1999 112.72
2000 114.48
2001 115.61
2002 116.36
2003 117.1
2004 118.04
2005 119.42
2006 120.69
2007 121.57
2008 124.52
2009 123.92
2010 124.78
2011 125.07
2012 124.2
2013 123.93
2014 123.91
2015 122.5
2016 121.96
2017 122.61
2018 123.76
2019 124.21
2020 123.31
2021 124.03
2022-05 127.71
Today 128.01

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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