AU$100 in 1925 → AU$1,032.14 in 1981

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1925-1981 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.26% per year. Prices in 1981 are 932.1% higher than prices in 1925.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1925 is equivalent to AU$1,032.14 in 1981, a difference of AU$932.14 over 56 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 9.47%.

Inflation from 1925 to 1981
Cumulative price change 932.14%
Average inflation rate 4.26%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$932.14
CPI in 1925 2.8
CPI in 1981 28.9


AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1925 to 1981

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1925 * 1925 AUD value = 1981 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.8 in the year 1925 and 28.9 in 1981:

28.9 / 2.8 * AU$100 = AU$1,032.14

AU$100 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1,032.14 in 1981.


News headlines from 1925

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • Mein Kampf (previously: Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice) is published by Adolf Hitler .
  • The Ku Klux Klan's first national march takes place in Washington.
  • The last Qajar Shah of Iran is deposed with Reza Shah Pahlavi taking over.
  • Scopes monkey trial ends in Dayton, Tennessee, finding John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution.

Inflation Data Source: 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).


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