AU$100 in 1930 → AU$2,129.63 in 1990

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1930-1990 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.23% per year. Prices in 1990 are 2029.6% higher than prices in 1930.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1930 is equivalent to AU$2,129.63 in 1990, a difference of AU$2,029.63 over 60 years.

The inflation rate in 1990 was 7.48%.

Inflation from 1930 to 1990
Cumulative price change 2029.63%
Average inflation rate 5.23%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$2,029.63
CPI in 1930 2.7
CPI in 1990 57.5

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1930 to 1990

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1990 / CPI in 1930 * 1930 AUD value = 1990 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.7 in the year 1930 and 57.5 in 1990:

57.5 / 2.7 * AU$100 = AU$2,129.63

The "purchasing power" of AU$100 from 1930 is AU$2,129.63 in 1990.

News headlines from 1930

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • Mohandas Gandhi protests British salt tax by a 200-mile-long walk
  • Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • Lawrence Hyland discovers the first radar by accident.
  • 1911 Vicenzo Perugia steals Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. (Recovered in Florence in 1913).
  • Roald Amundsen's leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
  • An American explorer, called Hiram Bingham, discovers Machu Picchu.

Inflation Data Source: 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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