AU$100 in 1927 → AU$3,139.29 in 2007

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Australian Inflation Rate, AU$100 in 1927 to 2007

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, prices in 2007 are 3,039.29% higher than prices in 1927. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.40% per year during this period.

In other words, AU$100 in 1927 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$3,139.29 in 2007, a difference of AU$3,039.29 over 80 years.

The 1927 inflation rate was -3.45%. The inflation rate in 2007 was 2.33%. The 2007 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.20% per year between 2007 and 2018.


Inflation from 1927 to 2007
Cumulative price change 3,039.29%
Average inflation rate 4.40%
Converted amount (AU$100 base) AU$3,139.29
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$3,039.29
CPI in 1927 2.800
CPI in 2007 87.900
Inflation in 1927 -3.45%
Inflation in 2007 2.33%


AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


Buying power of AU$100 since 1927

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for AU$100 in 1927 (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
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%
1982 AU$1,146.43 11.07%
1983 AU$1,264.29 10.28%
1984 AU$1,314.29 3.95%
1985 AU$1,400.00 6.52%
1986 AU$1,528.57 9.18%
1987 AU$1,657.14 8.41%
1988 AU$1,778.57 7.33%
1989 AU$1,910.71 7.43%
1990 AU$2,053.57 7.48%
1991 AU$2,117.86 3.13%
1992 AU$2,139.29 1.01%
1993 AU$2,175.00 1.67%
1994 AU$2,217.86 1.97%
1995 AU$2,321.43 4.67%
1996 AU$2,382.14 2.62%
1997 AU$2,389.29 0.30%
1998 AU$2,407.14 0.75%
1999 AU$2,442.86 1.48%
2000 AU$2,553.57 4.53%
2001 AU$2,664.29 4.34%
2002 AU$2,746.43 3.08%
2003 AU$2,821.43 2.73%
2004 AU$2,885.71 2.28%
2005 AU$2,964.29 2.72%
2006 AU$3,067.86 3.49%
2007 AU$3,139.29 2.33%
2008 AU$3,278.57 4.44%
2009 AU$3,335.71 1.74%
2010 AU$3,432.14 2.89%
2011 AU$3,546.43 3.33%
2012 AU$3,607.14 1.71%
2013 AU$3,696.43 2.48%
2014 AU$3,789.29 2.51%
2015 AU$3,846.43 1.51%
2016 AU$3,896.43 1.30%
2017 AU$3,971.43 1.92%
2018 AU$3,989.29 0.45%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$100, 1927 to 2007

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2007CPI in 1927
×
1927 AUD value
=
2007 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.8 in the year 1927 and 87.9 in 2007:

87.92.8
×
AU$100
=
AU$3,139.29

AU$100 in 1927 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$3,139.29 in 2007.

To get the total inflation rate for the 80 years between 1927 and 2007, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2007 - CPI in 1927CPI in 1927
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (80 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

87.9 - 2.82.8
×
100
=
3,039%

News headlines from 1927

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

  • The counter revolution begins in Shanghai by Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek.
  • Charles Lindbergh completes the first non-stop flight over the Atlantic.
  • Saudi Arabia is granted its independence from Great Britain after signing the Treaty of Jeddah.

Data Source & Citation

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: “1927 dollars in 2007 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 11 Dec. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1927-AUD-in-2007.

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


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