According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1983 are 1,120.69% higher than average prices throughout 1929. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.74% per year during this period.

In other words, AU$100 in 1929 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1,220.69 in 1983, a difference of AU$1,120.69 over 54 years.

The 1929 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1983 was 10.28%. The 1983 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.32% per year between 1983 and 2019.

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Cumulative price change | 1,120.69% |

Average inflation rate | 4.74% |

Converted amount (AU$100 base) | AU$1,220.69 |

Price difference (AU$100 base) | AU$1,120.69 |

CPI in 1929 | 2.900 |

CPI in 1983 | 35.400 |

Inflation in 1929 | 0.00% |

Inflation in 1983 | 10.28% |

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for AU$100 in 1929 (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 |
---|---|---|

1929 | AU$100.00 | - |

1930 | AU$93.10 | -6.90% |

1931 | AU$86.21 | -7.41% |

1932 | AU$82.76 | -4.00% |

1933 | AU$79.31 | -4.17% |

1934 | AU$79.31 | 0.00% |

1935 | AU$82.76 | 4.35% |

1936 | AU$82.76 | 0.00% |

1937 | AU$86.21 | 4.17% |

1938 | AU$89.66 | 4.00% |

1939 | AU$89.66 | 0.00% |

1940 | AU$93.10 | 3.85% |

1941 | AU$96.55 | 3.70% |

1942 | AU$106.90 | 10.71% |

1943 | AU$110.34 | 3.23% |

1944 | AU$110.34 | 0.00% |

1945 | AU$110.34 | 0.00% |

1946 | AU$110.34 | 0.00% |

1947 | AU$117.24 | 6.25% |

1948 | AU$127.59 | 8.82% |

1949 | AU$137.93 | 8.11% |

1950 | AU$151.72 | 10.00% |

1951 | AU$179.31 | 18.18% |

1952 | AU$210.34 | 17.31% |

1953 | AU$220.69 | 4.92% |

1954 | AU$224.14 | 1.56% |

1955 | AU$227.59 | 1.54% |

1956 | AU$241.38 | 6.06% |

1957 | AU$248.28 | 2.86% |

1958 | AU$248.28 | 0.00% |

1959 | AU$255.17 | 2.78% |

1960 | AU$265.52 | 4.05% |

1961 | AU$268.97 | 1.30% |

1962 | AU$268.97 | 0.00% |

1963 | AU$272.41 | 1.28% |

1964 | AU$279.31 | 2.53% |

1965 | AU$289.66 | 3.70% |

1966 | AU$296.55 | 2.38% |

1967 | AU$306.90 | 3.49% |

1968 | AU$317.24 | 3.37% |

1969 | AU$327.59 | 3.26% |

1970 | AU$337.93 | 3.16% |

1971 | AU$358.62 | 6.12% |

1972 | AU$379.31 | 5.77% |

1973 | AU$413.79 | 9.09% |

1974 | AU$479.31 | 15.83% |

1975 | AU$551.72 | 15.11% |

1976 | AU$624.14 | 13.13% |

1977 | AU$700.00 | 12.15% |

1978 | AU$755.17 | 7.88% |

1979 | AU$824.14 | 9.13% |

1980 | AU$910.34 | 10.46% |

1981 | AU$996.55 | 9.47% |

1982 | AU$1,106.90 | 11.07% |

1983 | AU$1,220.69 | 10.28% |

1984 | AU$1,268.97 | 3.95% |

1985 | AU$1,351.72 | 6.52% |

1986 | AU$1,475.86 | 9.18% |

1987 | AU$1,600.00 | 8.41% |

1988 | AU$1,717.24 | 7.33% |

1989 | AU$1,844.83 | 7.43% |

1990 | AU$1,982.76 | 7.48% |

1991 | AU$2,044.83 | 3.13% |

1992 | AU$2,065.52 | 1.01% |

1993 | AU$2,100.00 | 1.67% |

1994 | AU$2,141.38 | 1.97% |

1995 | AU$2,241.38 | 4.67% |

1996 | AU$2,300.00 | 2.62% |

1997 | AU$2,306.90 | 0.30% |

1998 | AU$2,324.14 | 0.75% |

1999 | AU$2,358.62 | 1.48% |

2000 | AU$2,465.52 | 4.53% |

2001 | AU$2,572.41 | 4.34% |

2002 | AU$2,651.72 | 3.08% |

2003 | AU$2,724.14 | 2.73% |

2004 | AU$2,786.21 | 2.28% |

2005 | AU$2,862.07 | 2.72% |

2006 | AU$2,962.07 | 3.49% |

2007 | AU$3,031.03 | 2.33% |

2008 | AU$3,165.52 | 4.44% |

2009 | AU$3,220.69 | 1.74% |

2010 | AU$3,313.79 | 2.89% |

2011 | AU$3,424.14 | 3.33% |

2012 | AU$3,482.76 | 1.71% |

2013 | AU$3,568.97 | 2.48% |

2014 | AU$3,658.62 | 2.51% |

2015 | AU$3,713.79 | 1.51% |

2016 | AU$3,762.07 | 1.30% |

2017 | AU$3,834.48 | 1.92% |

2018 | AU$3,882.76 | 1.26% |

2019 | AU$3,956.53 | 1.90%* |

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1983CPI in 1929

×

1929 AUD value

=

1983 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.9 in the year 1929 and 35.4 in 1983:

35.42.9

×

AU$100

=

AU$100 in 1929 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1,220.69 in 1983.

To get the total inflation rate for the 54 years between 1929 and 1983, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1983 - CPI in 1929CPI in 1929

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

35.4 - 2.92.9

×

100

=

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

- The world's smallest country, the Vatican City, is created as an enclave of Rome.
- Seven gangsters are killed in Chicago on Al Capone's orders in an event now known as St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
- A final solution of a border dispute between Chile and Peru is reached after the signing of the Treaty of Lima.
- Beginning of the Great Depression with stock market crash known as "Black Thursday".
- ‘Black Thursday’, leads to a Wall Street crash and the biggest depression in the history of the world.

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: “1929 dollars in 1983 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Mar. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1929-AUD-in-1983.

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