# Switzerland Inflation Calculator

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Result: fr.43.50 in 1987 → fr.67.75 in 2024

## Value of fr.43.50 from 1987 to 2024

Updated: September 11, 2024

fr.43.50 in 1987 is equivalent in purchasing power to about fr.67.75 today, an increase of fr.24.25 over 37 years. The franc had an average inflation rate of 1.20% per year between 1987 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 55.74%.

This means that today's prices are 1.56 times as high as average prices since 1987, according to the OECD and the World Bank consumer price index for Switzerland. A franc today only buys 64.207% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1987 was 1.44%. The current inflation rate compared to the end of last year is now 1.88%. If this number holds, fr.43.50 today will be equivalent in buying power to fr.44.32 next year.

 Cumulative price change 55.74% Average inflation rate 1.20% Converted amountfr.43.50 base fr.67.75 Price differencefr.43.50 base fr.24.25 CPI in 1987 69.622 CPI in 2024 108.428 Inflation in 1987 1.44% Inflation in 2024 1.88% fr.43.50 in 1987 fr.67.75 in 2024

CHF inflation since 1987
Annual Rate, the OECD and 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 1955).

For example, if you started with fr.43.50, you would need to end with fr.67.75 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When fr.43.50 is equivalent to fr.67.75 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 37 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: 1987-2024
YearFranc ValueInflation Rate
1987fr.43.501.44%
1988fr.44.311.87%
1989fr.45.713.16%
1990fr.48.185.40%
1991fr.51.015.86%
1992fr.53.074.04%
1993fr.54.813.29%
1994fr.55.280.85%
1995fr.56.271.80%
1996fr.56.730.81%
1997fr.57.030.52%
1998fr.57.040.02%
1999fr.57.500.81%
2000fr.58.391.56%
2001fr.58.970.99%
2002fr.59.350.64%
2003fr.59.730.64%
2004fr.60.210.80%
2005fr.60.911.17%
2006fr.61.561.06%
2007fr.62.010.73%
2008fr.63.512.43%
2009fr.63.21-0.48%
2010fr.63.640.69%
2011fr.63.790.23%
2012fr.63.35-0.69%
2013fr.63.21-0.22%
2014fr.63.20-0.01%
2015fr.62.48-1.14%
2016fr.62.21-0.43%
2017fr.62.540.53%
2018fr.63.130.94%
2019fr.63.360.36%
2020fr.62.90-0.73%
2021fr.63.260.58%
2022fr.65.062.83%
2023fr.66.572.33%
2024fr.67.751.76%*
* 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 1987 amounts in today's francs, based on the 55.74% change in prices:

Conversion: 1987 francs today
Initial valueEquivalent value
fr.1 franc in 1987fr.1.56 francs today
fr.5 francs in 1987fr.7.79 francs today
fr.10 francs in 1987fr.15.57 francs today
fr.50 francs in 1987fr.77.87 francs today
fr.100 francs in 1987fr.155.74 francs today
fr.500 francs in 1987fr.778.69 francs today
fr.1,000 francs in 1987fr.1,557.38 francs today
fr.5,000 francs in 1987fr.7,786.91 francs today
fr.10,000 francs in 1987fr.15,573.83 francs today
fr.50,000 francs in 1987fr.77,869.15 francs today
fr.100,000 francs in 1987fr.155,738.29 francs today
fr.500,000 francs in 1987fr.778,691.47 francs today
fr.1,000,000 francs in 1987fr.1,557,382.95 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 69.62184 in the year 1987 and 108.42786654182534 in 2024:

108.4278665418253469.62184
×
fr.43.50
=
fr.67.75

fr.43.50 in 1987 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as fr.67.75 in 2024.

To get the total inflation rate for the 37 years between 1987 and 2024, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2024 - CPI in 1987CPI in 1987
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (37 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

108.42786654182534 - 69.6218469.62184
×
100
=
56%

## Data source & citation

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “fr.43.50 in 1987 → 2024 | Switzerland Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 Sep. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/switzerland/inflation/1987?amount=43.50.

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