According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.26% per year. Prices in 1981 are 932.14% higher than prices in 1925.

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

The inflation rate in 1981 was 9.47%.

Cumulative price change | 932.14% |

Average inflation rate | 4.26% |

Converted amount (AU$100 base) | AU$1,032.14 |

Price difference (AU$100 base) | AU$932.14 |

CPI in 1925 | 2.8 |

CPI in 1981 | 28.9 |

This inflation calculator uses the following 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" or "buying power" as AU$1,032.14 in 1981.

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for AU$100 in 1925 (price index tracking began in 1922).

According to the Bureau of Statistics, each of these AUD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year | AUD Value | Inflation Rate |
---|---|---|

1925 | AU$100.00 | - |

1926 | AU$103.57 | 3.57% |

1927 | AU$100.00 | -3.45% |

1928 | AU$103.57 | 3.57% |

1929 | AU$103.57 | 0.00% |

1930 | AU$96.43 | -6.90% |

1931 | AU$89.29 | -7.41% |

1932 | AU$85.71 | -4.00% |

1933 | AU$82.14 | -4.17% |

1934 | AU$82.14 | 0.00% |

1935 | AU$85.71 | 4.35% |

1936 | AU$85.71 | 0.00% |

1937 | AU$89.29 | 4.17% |

1938 | AU$92.86 | 4.00% |

1939 | AU$92.86 | 0.00% |

1940 | AU$96.43 | 3.85% |

1941 | AU$100.00 | 3.70% |

1942 | AU$110.71 | 10.71% |

1943 | AU$114.29 | 3.23% |

1944 | AU$114.29 | 0.00% |

1945 | AU$114.29 | 0.00% |

1946 | AU$114.29 | 0.00% |

1947 | AU$121.43 | 6.25% |

1948 | AU$132.14 | 8.82% |

1949 | AU$142.86 | 8.11% |

1950 | AU$157.14 | 10.00% |

1951 | AU$185.71 | 18.18% |

1952 | AU$217.86 | 17.31% |

1953 | AU$228.57 | 4.92% |

1954 | AU$232.14 | 1.56% |

1955 | AU$235.71 | 1.54% |

1956 | AU$250.00 | 6.06% |

1957 | AU$257.14 | 2.86% |

1958 | AU$257.14 | 0.00% |

1959 | AU$264.29 | 2.78% |

1960 | AU$275.00 | 4.05% |

1961 | AU$278.57 | 1.30% |

1962 | AU$278.57 | 0.00% |

1963 | AU$282.14 | 1.28% |

1964 | AU$289.29 | 2.53% |

1965 | AU$300.00 | 3.70% |

1966 | AU$307.14 | 2.38% |

1967 | AU$317.86 | 3.49% |

1968 | AU$328.57 | 3.37% |

1969 | AU$339.29 | 3.26% |

1970 | AU$350.00 | 3.16% |

1971 | AU$371.43 | 6.12% |

1972 | AU$392.86 | 5.77% |

1973 | AU$428.57 | 9.09% |

1974 | AU$496.43 | 15.83% |

1975 | AU$571.43 | 15.11% |

1976 | AU$646.43 | 13.13% |

1977 | AU$725.00 | 12.15% |

1978 | AU$782.14 | 7.88% |

1979 | AU$853.57 | 9.13% |

1980 | AU$942.86 | 10.46% |

1981 | AU$1,032.14 | 9.47%* |

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

- Mein Kampf 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.

Raw data for these calculations comes from 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).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “1925 dollars in 1981 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Jul. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1925-AUD-in-1981.

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