# Switzerland Inflation Calculator

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Result: fr.100 in 1961 → fr.408.04 in 2020

### Swiss Inflation Rate, fr.100 from 1961 to 2020

Updated: March 11, 2020

According to the World Bank consumer price index for Switzerland, today's prices in 2020 are 308.04% higher than average prices since 1961. The Swiss Franc experienced an average inflation rate of 2.41% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a franc decreased.

In other words, fr.100 in 1961 is equivalent in purchasing power to about fr.408.04 in 2020, a difference of fr.308.04 over 59 years. This inflation data is collected by the World Bank and is specific to Switzerland.

The 1961 inflation rate was 1.85%. The current inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 0.36%1. If this number holds, fr.100 today will be equivalent in buying power to fr.100.36 next year.

 Cumulative price change 308.04% Average inflation rate 2.41% Converted amount (fr.100 base) fr.408.04 Price difference (fr.100 base) fr.308.04 CPI in 1961 24.485 CPI in 2020 99.908 Inflation in 1961 1.85% Inflation in 2020 0.36%

CHF Inflation since 1960
Annual Rate, the World Bank CPI

### Buying power of fr.100 in 1961

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for fr.100 in 1961 (price index tracking began in 1960).

For example, if you started with fr.100, you would need to end with fr.408.04 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When fr.100 is equivalent to fr.408.04 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 1961 dollars, the chart below shows how fr.100 buys less over the past 59 years.

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

Year Franc Value Inflation Rate
1961 fr.100.00 1.85%
1962 fr.104.32 4.32%
1963 fr.107.90 3.44%
1964 fr.111.23 3.08%
1965 fr.115.03 3.41%
1966 fr.120.52 4.78%
1967 fr.125.35 4.01%
1968 fr.128.35 2.40%
1969 fr.131.55 2.49%
1970 fr.136.30 3.62%
1971 fr.145.26 6.57%
1972 fr.154.94 6.66%
1973 fr.168.50 8.75%
1974 fr.184.96 9.77%
1975 fr.197.34 6.70%
1976 fr.200.73 1.72%
1977 fr.203.33 1.30%
1978 fr.205.42 1.03%
1979 fr.212.92 3.65%
1980 fr.221.48 4.02%
1981 fr.235.85 6.49%
1982 fr.249.19 5.66%
1983 fr.256.54 2.95%
1984 fr.264.06 2.93%
1985 fr.273.14 3.44%
1986 fr.275.18 0.75%
1987 fr.279.15 1.44%
1988 fr.284.38 1.87%
1989 fr.293.35 3.16%
1990 fr.309.20 5.40%
1991 fr.327.32 5.86%
1992 fr.340.53 4.04%
1993 fr.351.74 3.29%
1994 fr.354.74 0.85%
1995 fr.361.13 1.80%
1996 fr.364.06 0.81%
1997 fr.365.95 0.52%
1998 fr.366.02 0.02%
1999 fr.368.97 0.81%
2000 fr.374.72 1.56%
2001 fr.378.43 0.99%
2002 fr.380.86 0.64%
2003 fr.383.29 0.64%
2004 fr.386.37 0.80%
2005 fr.390.89 1.17%
2006 fr.395.04 1.06%
2007 fr.397.93 0.73%
2008 fr.407.58 2.43%
2009 fr.405.62 -0.48%
2010 fr.408.42 0.69%
2011 fr.409.36 0.23%
2012 fr.406.53 -0.69%
2013 fr.405.64 -0.22%
2014 fr.405.59 -0.01%
2015 fr.400.95 -1.14%
2016 fr.399.21 -0.43%
2017 fr.401.34 0.53%
2018 fr.405.10 0.94%
2019 fr.406.57 0.36%
2020 fr.408.04 0.36%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for fr.100 since 1961

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2020CPI in 1961
×
1961 CHF value
=
2020 CHF value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Swiss CPI was 24.48484234 in the year 1961 and 99.90818469951184 in 2020:

99.9081846995118424.48484234
×
fr.100
=
fr.408.04

fr.100 in 1961 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as fr.408.04 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 59 years between 1961 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 1961CPI in 1961
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (59 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

99.90818469951184 - 24.4848423424.48484234
×
100
=
308%

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

• A dog named Chernushka, frogs, and a guinea pig orbit the Earth in the Soviet flight Sputnik 9.
• Nelson Mandela is acquitted of treason after a four-and-a-half year trial.

### Data Source & Citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Switzerland Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1961-2020 (CHF).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 5 Apr. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/switzerland/inflation.