AU$100 in 1935 → AU$1,633.33 in 1985

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1935-1985 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.75% per year. Prices in 1985 are 1533.3% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1,633.33 in 1985, a difference of AU$1,533.33 over 50 years.

The inflation rate in 1985 was 6.52%.

Inflation from 1935 to 1985
Cumulative price change 1533.33%
Average inflation rate 5.75%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$1,533.33
CPI in 1935 2.4
CPI in 1985 39.2

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1935 to 1985

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1985 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 AUD value = 1985 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1935 and 39.2 in 1985:

39.2 / 2.4 * AU$100 = AU$1,633.33

AU$100 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1,633.33 in 1985.

News headlines from 1935

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

  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by ordering German rearmament.
  • In an event known as "Black Sunday", a severe sandstorm strikes the US Midwest, coining the term "Dust Bowl".
  • Communist forces end their Long March bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.
  • First trans-pacific airmail flight by a flying boat the "China Clipper" that took off from Alameda, California

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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