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Value of 1996 Swiss Francs today

Fr.100 in 1996
Fr.115.11 in 2022

The inflation rate in Switzerland between 1996 and today has been 15.11%, which translates into a total increase of Fr.15.11. This means that 100 francs in 1996 are equivalent to 115.11 francs in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of Fr.100 in 1996 equals Fr.115.11 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 0.54%.

Inflation timeline in Switzerland (1996 - 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 1996-2021 11.51%
Cumulative inflation 1996-today 15.11%
Avg. Annual inflation 1996-2021 0.44%
CPI 1996 90.8
CPI 2021 101.25
CPI 2022-05 (latest official data) 104.26
CPI today 104.52

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 1996 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1996 ×
CPI2021/CPI1996
=Fr. 100 ×
101.25/90.8
Fr.111.51

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 104.52:

Valuetoday
=Value1996 ×
CPItoday/CPI1996
=Fr. 100 ×
104.52/90.8
Fr.115.11

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 25 years between 1996 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 0.4367%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=Fr.100 × (1 + 0.004367)25
Fr.111.51

Switzerland inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
Fr.1 franc in 1996 Fr.1.12 francs in 2021
Fr.5 francs in 1996 Fr.5.58 francs in 2021
Fr.10 francs in 1996 Fr.11.15 francs in 2021
Fr.50 francs in 1996 Fr.55.76 francs in 2021
Fr.100 francs in 1996 Fr.111.51 francs in 2021
Fr.500 francs in 1996 Fr.557.55 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000 francs in 1996 Fr.1,115.11 francs in 2021
Fr.5,000 francs in 1996 Fr.5,575.53 francs in 2021
Fr.10,000 francs in 1996 Fr.11,151.05 francs in 2021
Fr.50,000 francs in 1996 Fr.55,755.26 francs in 2021
Fr.100,000 francs in 1996 Fr.111,510.52 francs in 2021
Fr.500,000 francs in 1996 Fr.557,552.58 francs in 2021
Fr.1,000,000 francs in 1996 Fr.1,115,105.16 francs in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1996 15.11%
Avg. annual inflation From 1996 0.54%
CPI 1996 90.8
CPI today 104.52

Value of Franc over time (by year)

Period Value
1996 100
1997 100.52
1998 100.54
1999 101.35
2000 102.93
2001 103.95
2002 104.61
2003 105.28
2004 106.13
2005 107.37
2006 108.51
2007 109.3
2008 111.96
2009 111.42
2010 112.18
2011 112.44
2012 111.67
2013 111.42
2014 111.41
2015 110.13
2016 109.65
2017 110.24
2018 111.27
2019 111.68
2020 110.87
2021 111.51
2022-05 114.82
Today 115.11

All available years

Today's value of swiss francs by year:

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