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Result: fr.100 in 1956 → fr.438.42 in 2022


The Swiss Franc has lost 77% its value since 1956

Updated: May 11, 2022

fr.100 in 1956 is equivalent in purchasing power to about fr.438.42 today, an increase of fr.338.42 over 66 years. The franc had an average inflation rate of 2.26% per year between 1956 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 338.42%.

This means that today's prices are 4.38 times higher than average prices since 1956, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for Switzerland. A franc today only buys 22.809% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1956 was 1.51%. The current inflation rate compared to last year is now 2.55%. If this number holds, fr.100 today will be equivalent in buying power to fr.102.55 next year.


Inflation from 1956 to 2022
Cumulative price change 338.42%
Average inflation rate 2.26%
Converted amount (fr.100 base) fr.438.42
Price difference (fr.100 base) fr.338.42
CPI in 1956 23.400
CPI in 2022 102.592
Inflation in 1956 1.51%
Inflation in 2022 2.55%
fr.100 in 1956 fr.438.42 in 2022

CHF inflation since 1956
Annual Rate, the OECD and the World Bank CPI
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Buying power of fr.100 in 1956

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for fr.100 in 1956 (price index tracking began in 1955).

For example, if you started with fr.100, you would need to end with fr.438.42 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When fr.100 is equivalent to fr.438.42 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Swiss franc decreases over time. In other words, a franc will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a franc over time. By calculating the value in 1956 dollars, the chart below shows how fr.100 is worth less over 66 years.

According to the OECD and the World Bank, each of these CHF amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Franc inflation: 1956-2022
Year Franc Value Inflation Rate
1956 fr.100.00 1.51%
1957 fr.101.96 1.96%
1958 fr.103.84 1.84%
1959 fr.103.17 -0.65%
1960 fr.104.65 1.44%
1961 fr.106.58 1.85%
1962 fr.111.18 4.32%
1963 fr.115.01 3.44%
1964 fr.118.55 3.08%
1965 fr.122.60 3.41%
1966 fr.128.45 4.78%
1967 fr.133.60 4.01%
1968 fr.136.80 2.40%
1969 fr.140.21 2.49%
1970 fr.145.27 3.62%
1971 fr.154.82 6.57%
1972 fr.165.14 6.66%
1973 fr.179.59 8.75%
1974 fr.197.13 9.77%
1975 fr.210.34 6.70%
1976 fr.213.94 1.72%
1977 fr.216.72 1.30%
1978 fr.218.95 1.03%
1979 fr.226.93 3.65%
1980 fr.236.06 4.02%
1981 fr.251.38 6.49%
1982 fr.265.60 5.66%
1983 fr.273.43 2.95%
1984 fr.281.45 2.93%
1985 fr.291.12 3.44%
1986 fr.293.30 0.75%
1987 fr.297.53 1.44%
1988 fr.303.10 1.87%
1989 fr.312.66 3.16%
1990 fr.329.56 5.40%
1991 fr.348.87 5.86%
1992 fr.362.95 4.04%
1993 fr.374.90 3.29%
1994 fr.378.10 0.85%
1995 fr.384.90 1.80%
1996 fr.388.02 0.81%
1997 fr.390.04 0.52%
1998 fr.390.11 0.02%
1999 fr.393.26 0.81%
2000 fr.399.39 1.56%
2001 fr.403.34 0.99%
2002 fr.405.93 0.64%
2003 fr.408.52 0.64%
2004 fr.411.80 0.80%
2005 fr.416.63 1.17%
2006 fr.421.04 1.06%
2007 fr.424.13 0.73%
2008 fr.434.41 2.43%
2009 fr.432.33 -0.48%
2010 fr.435.30 0.69%
2011 fr.436.31 0.23%
2012 fr.433.29 -0.69%
2013 fr.432.35 -0.22%
2014 fr.432.29 -0.01%
2015 fr.427.34 -1.14%
2016 fr.425.49 -0.43%
2017 fr.427.76 0.53%
2018 fr.431.76 0.94%
2019 fr.433.33 0.36%
2020 fr.430.19 -0.73%
2021 fr.432.69 0.58%
2022 fr.438.42 1.33%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1956 amounts in today's francs, based on the 338.42% change in prices:

Conversion: 1956 francs today
Initial value Equivalent value
fr.1 franc in 1956 fr.4.38 francs today
fr.5 francs in 1956 fr.21.92 francs today
fr.10 francs in 1956 fr.43.84 francs today
fr.50 francs in 1956 fr.219.21 francs today
fr.100 francs in 1956 fr.438.42 francs today
fr.500 francs in 1956 fr.2,192.11 francs today
fr.1,000 francs in 1956 fr.4,384.22 francs today
fr.5,000 francs in 1956 fr.21,921.12 francs today
fr.10,000 francs in 1956 fr.43,842.24 francs today
fr.50,000 francs in 1956 fr.219,211.20 francs today
fr.100,000 francs in 1956 fr.438,422.40 francs today
fr.500,000 francs in 1956 fr.2,192,111.98 francs today
fr.1,000,000 francs in 1956 fr.4,384,223.97 francs today

How to calculate inflation rate for fr.100 since 1956

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1956 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1956
×
1956 CHF value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Swiss CPI was 23.40031 in the year 1956 and 102.5922 in 2022:

102.592223.40031
×
fr.100
=
fr.438.42

fr.100 in 1956 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as fr.438.42 in 2022.

To get the total inflation rate for the 66 years between 1956 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1956CPI in 1956
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (66 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

102.5922 - 23.4003123.40031
×
100
=
338%

Data source & citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Switzerland Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1956-2022 (CHF).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 May. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/switzerland/inflation.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1956 to 2022
Cumulative price change 338.42%
Average inflation rate 2.26%
Converted amount (fr.100 base) fr.438.42
Price difference (fr.100 base) fr.338.42
CPI in 1956 23.400
CPI in 2022 102.592
Inflation in 1956 1.51%
Inflation in 2022 2.55%
fr.100 in 1956 fr.438.42 in 2022