AU$100 in 1925 → AU$3,846.43 in 2015

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1925-2015 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.14% per year. Prices in 2015 are 3746.4% higher than prices in 1925.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$3,846.43 in 2015, a difference of AU$3,746.43 over 90 years.

The inflation rate in 2015 was 1.51%.

Inflation from 1925 to 2015
Cumulative price change 3746.43%
Average inflation rate 4.14%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$3,746.43
CPI in 1925 2.8
CPI in 2015 107.7

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1925 to 2015

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2015 / CPI in 1925 * 1925 AUD value = 2015 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.8 in the year 1925 and 107.7 in 2015:

107.7 / 2.8 * AU$100 = AU$3,846.43

AU$100 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$3,846.43 in 2015.

News headlines from 1925

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.

Inflation Data Source

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).

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