# Switzerland Inflation Calculator

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Result: fr.100 in 1956 → fr.463.36 in 2024

## The Swiss Franc has lost 78% its value since 1956

Updated: June 12, 2024

fr.100 in 1956 is equivalent in purchasing power to about fr.463.36 today, an increase of fr.363.36 over 68 years. The franc had an average inflation rate of 2.28% per year between 1956 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 363.36%.

This means that today's prices are 4.63 times as high as average prices since 1956, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for Switzerland. A franc today only buys 21.581% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1956 was 1.51%. The current inflation rate compared to the end of last year is now 1.88%. If this number holds, fr.100 today will be equivalent in buying power to fr.101.88 next year.

 Cumulative price change 363.36% Average inflation rate 2.28% Converted amountfr.100 base fr.463.36 Price differencefr.100 base fr.363.36 CPI in 1956 23.400 CPI in 2024 108.428 Inflation in 1956 1.51% Inflation in 2024 1.88% fr.100 in 1956 fr.463.36 in 2024

CHF inflation since 1956
Annual Rate, the OECD and the World Bank CPI

## 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.463.36 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When fr.100 is equivalent to fr.463.36 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 68 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: 1956-2024
YearFranc ValueInflation Rate
1956fr.100.001.51%
1957fr.101.961.96%
1958fr.103.841.84%
1959fr.103.17-0.65%
1960fr.104.651.44%
1961fr.106.581.85%
1962fr.111.184.32%
1963fr.115.013.44%
1964fr.118.553.08%
1965fr.122.603.41%
1966fr.128.454.78%
1967fr.133.604.01%
1968fr.136.802.40%
1969fr.140.212.49%
1970fr.145.273.62%
1971fr.154.826.57%
1972fr.165.146.66%
1973fr.179.598.75%
1974fr.197.139.77%
1975fr.210.346.70%
1976fr.213.941.72%
1977fr.216.721.30%
1978fr.218.951.03%
1979fr.226.933.65%
1980fr.236.064.02%
1981fr.251.386.49%
1982fr.265.605.66%
1983fr.273.432.95%
1984fr.281.452.93%
1985fr.291.123.44%
1986fr.293.300.75%
1987fr.297.531.44%
1988fr.303.101.87%
1989fr.312.663.16%
1990fr.329.565.40%
1991fr.348.875.86%
1992fr.362.954.04%
1993fr.374.903.29%
1994fr.378.100.85%
1995fr.384.901.80%
1996fr.388.020.81%
1997fr.390.040.52%
1998fr.390.110.02%
1999fr.393.260.81%
2000fr.399.391.56%
2001fr.403.340.99%
2002fr.405.930.64%
2003fr.408.520.64%
2004fr.411.800.80%
2005fr.416.631.17%
2006fr.421.041.06%
2007fr.424.130.73%
2008fr.434.412.43%
2009fr.432.33-0.48%
2010fr.435.300.69%
2011fr.436.310.23%
2012fr.433.29-0.69%
2013fr.432.35-0.22%
2014fr.432.29-0.01%
2015fr.427.34-1.14%
2016fr.425.49-0.43%
2017fr.427.760.53%
2018fr.431.760.94%
2019fr.433.330.36%
2020fr.430.19-0.73%
2021fr.432.690.58%
2022fr.444.952.83%
2023fr.455.332.33%
2024fr.463.361.76%*
* 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 363.36% change in prices:

Conversion: 1956 francs today
Initial valueEquivalent value
fr.1 franc in 1956fr.4.63 francs today
fr.5 francs in 1956fr.23.17 francs today
fr.10 francs in 1956fr.46.34 francs today
fr.50 francs in 1956fr.231.68 francs today
fr.100 francs in 1956fr.463.36 francs today
fr.500 francs in 1956fr.2,316.80 francs today
fr.1,000 francs in 1956fr.4,633.61 francs today
fr.5,000 francs in 1956fr.23,168.04 francs today
fr.10,000 francs in 1956fr.46,336.08 francs today
fr.50,000 francs in 1956fr.231,680.41 francs today
fr.100,000 francs in 1956fr.463,360.81 francs today
fr.500,000 francs in 1956fr.2,316,804.06 francs today
fr.1,000,000 francs in 1956fr.4,633,608.12 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 108.42786654182534 in 2024:

108.4278665418253423.40031
×
fr.100
=
fr.463.36

fr.100 in 1956 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as fr.463.36 in 2024.

To get the total inflation rate for the 68 years between 1956 and 2024, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2024 - CPI in 1956CPI in 1956
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (68 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

108.42786654182534 - 23.4003123.40031
×
100
=
363%

## Data source & citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Switzerland Inflation Calculator: World Bank data, 1956-2024 (CHF).” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 12 Jun. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/switzerland/inflation.

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