According to the Bureau of Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.34% per year. Prices in 2002 are 2646.4% higher than prices in 1924.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1924 is equivalent to AU$2,746.43 in 2002, a difference of AU$2,646.43 over 78 years.

The inflation rate in 2002 was 3.08%.

Cumulative price change | 2646.43% |

Average inflation rate | 4.34% |

Price difference (AU$100 base) | AU$2,646.43 |

CPI in 1924 | 2.8 |

CPI in 2002 | 76.9 |

CPI in 2002 / CPI in 1924 * 1924 AUD value = 2002 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.8 in the year 1924 and 76.9 in 2002:

76.9 / 2.8 * AU$100 =

AU$100 in 1924 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$2,746.43 in 2002.

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Inflation Data Source:
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The government of Australia's annual (CPI) as provided by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The consumer price index was established in 1922 and is tracked by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).