AU$100 in 1930 → AU$2,300 in 1994

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1930-1994 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.02% per year. Prices in 1994 are 2200.0% higher than prices in 1930.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$2,300 in 1994, a difference of AU$2,200.00 over 64 years.

The inflation rate in 1994 was 1.97%.

Inflation from 1930 to 1994
Cumulative price change 2200.00%
Average inflation rate 5.02%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$2,200.00
CPI in 1930 2.7
CPI in 1994 62.1

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1930 to 1994

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1994 / CPI in 1930 * 1930 AUD value = 1994 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.7 in the year 1930 and 62.1 in 1994:

62.1 / 2.7 * AU$100 = AU$2,300

AU$100 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$2,300 in 1994.

News headlines from 1930

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

  • Mohandas Gandhi protests British salt tax by a 200-mile-long walk.
  • Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
  • Lawrence Hyland discovers the first radar by accident.
  • Roald Amundsen's leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
  • American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu.

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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