According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1987 are 1,557.14% higher than average prices throughout 1925. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.63% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, AU$100 in 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1,657.14 in 1987, a difference of AU$1,557.14 over 62 years.

The 1925 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1987 was 8.41%. The 1987 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.87% per year between 1987 and 2019.

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Cumulative price change | 1,557.14% |

Average inflation rate | 4.63% |

Converted amount (AU$100 base) | AU$1,657.14 |

Price difference (AU$100 base) | AU$1,557.14 |

CPI in 1925 | 2.800 |

CPI in 1987 | 46.400 |

Inflation in 1925 | 0.00% |

Inflation in 1987 | 8.41% |

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" 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:

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1987CPI in 1925

×

1925 AUD value

=

1987 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.8 in the year 1925 and 46.4 in 1987:

46.42.8

×

AU$100

=

AU$100 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1,657.14 in 1987.

To get the total inflation rate for the 62 years between 1925 and 1987, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1987 - CPI in 1925CPI in 1925

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

46.4 - 2.82.8

×

100

=

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 1987 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 14 Oct. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1925-AUD-in-1987.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

Cumulative price change | 1,557.14% |

Average inflation rate | 4.63% |

Converted amount (AU$100 base) | AU$1,657.14 |

Price difference (AU$100 base) | AU$1,557.14 |

CPI in 1925 | 2.800 |

CPI in 1987 | 46.400 |

Inflation in 1925 | 0.00% |

Inflation in 1987 | 8.41% |