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Result: fr.43.50 in 1987 → fr.61.99 in 2022

Value of fr.43.50 from 1987 to 2022

Updated: January 12, 2022

fr.43.50 in 1987 is equivalent in purchasing power to about fr.61.99 today, an increase of fr.18.49 over 35 years. The franc had an average inflation rate of 1.02% per year between 1987 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 42.50%.

This means that today's prices are 1.42 times higher than average prices since 1987, according to the World Bank consumer price index for Switzerland. A franc today only buys 70.17% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1987 was 1.44%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2021 to 2022) is now -0.73%. If this number holds, fr.43.50 today will be equivalent in buying power to fr.43.18 next year.

Inflation from 1987 to 2022
Cumulative price change 42.50%
Average inflation rate 1.02%
Converted amount (fr.43.50 base) fr.61.99
Price difference (fr.43.50 base) fr.18.49
CPI in 1987 2.884
CPI in 2022 4.109
Inflation in 1987 1.44%
Inflation in 2022 -0.73%
fr.43.50 in 1987 fr.61.99 in 2022

CHF Inflation since 1959
Annual Rate, the World Bank CPI

Buying power of fr.43.50 in 1987

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for fr.43.50 in 1987 (price index tracking began in 1959).

For example, if you started with fr.43.50, you would need to end with fr.61.99 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When fr.43.50 is equivalent to fr.61.99 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 1987 dollars, the chart below shows how fr.43.50 is worth less over 35 years.

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

Franc inflation: 1987-2022
Year Franc Value Inflation Rate
1987 fr.43.50 1.44%
1988 fr.44.31 1.87%
1989 fr.45.71 3.16%
1990 fr.48.18 5.40%
1991 fr.51.01 5.86%
1992 fr.53.07 4.04%
1993 fr.54.81 3.29%
1994 fr.55.28 0.85%
1995 fr.56.27 1.80%
1996 fr.56.73 0.81%
1997 fr.57.03 0.52%
1998 fr.57.04 0.02%
1999 fr.57.50 0.81%
2000 fr.58.39 1.56%
2001 fr.58.97 0.99%
2002 fr.59.35 0.64%
2003 fr.59.73 0.64%
2004 fr.60.21 0.80%
2005 fr.60.91 1.17%
2006 fr.61.56 1.06%
2007 fr.62.01 0.73%
2008 fr.63.51 2.43%
2009 fr.63.21 -0.48%
2010 fr.63.64 0.69%
2011 fr.63.79 0.23%
2012 fr.63.35 -0.69%
2013 fr.63.21 -0.22%
2014 fr.63.20 -0.01%
2015 fr.62.48 -1.14%
2016 fr.62.21 -0.43%
2017 fr.62.54 0.53%
2018 fr.63.13 0.94%
2019 fr.63.36 0.36%
2020 fr.62.90 -0.73%
2021 fr.62.44 -0.73%
2022 fr.61.99 -0.73%*
* 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 1987 amounts in today's francs, based on the 42.50% change in prices:

Conversion: 1987 francs today
Initial value Equivalent value
fr.1 franc in 1987 fr.1.42 francs today
fr.5 francs in 1987 fr.7.12 francs today
fr.10 francs in 1987 fr.14.25 francs today
fr.50 francs in 1987 fr.71.25 francs today
fr.100 francs in 1987 fr.142.50 francs today
fr.500 francs in 1987 fr.712.48 francs today
fr.1,000 francs in 1987 fr.1,424.96 francs today
fr.5,000 francs in 1987 fr.7,124.82 francs today
fr.10,000 francs in 1987 fr.14,249.64 francs today
fr.50,000 francs in 1987 fr.71,248.18 francs today
fr.100,000 francs in 1987 fr.142,496.36 francs today
fr.500,000 francs in 1987 fr.712,481.80 francs today
fr.1,000,000 francs in 1987 fr.1,424,963.59 francs today

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for fr.43.50 since 1987

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1987 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1987
1987 CHF value
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Swiss CPI was 2.883900413358251 in the year 1987 and 4.109453091127484 in 2022:


fr.43.50 in 1987 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as fr.61.99 in 2022.

To get the total inflation rate for the 35 years between 1987 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1987CPI in 1987
Cumulative inflation rate (35 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

4.109453091127484 - 2.8839004133582512.883900413358251

News headlines from 1987

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

  • New Zealand becomes the only nation to legislate against nuclear power, when their Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels.
  • Margaret Thatcher becomes the first British PM in 160 years to win a third consecutive term in office.
  • The Dow Jones stock index falls by 508.32 points, the event is later known as Black Monday.

Data Source & Citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “fr.43.50 in 1987 → 2022 | Switzerland Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jan. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/switzerland/inflation/1987?amount=43.50.

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 1987 to 2022
Cumulative price change 42.50%
Average inflation rate 1.02%
Converted amount (fr.43.50 base) fr.61.99
Price difference (fr.43.50 base) fr.18.49
CPI in 1987 2.884
CPI in 2022 4.109
Inflation in 1987 1.44%
Inflation in 2022 -0.73%
fr.43.50 in 1987 fr.61.99 in 2022