According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.93% per year. Prices in 1986 are 1,683.33% higher than prices in 1936.

In other words, AU$100 in 1936 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1,783.33 in 1986, a difference of AU$1,683.33 over 50 years.

The inflation rate in 1986 was 9.18%.

Cumulative price change | 1683.33% |

Average inflation rate | 5.93% |

Converted amount (AU$100 base) | AU$1,783.33 |

Price difference (AU$100 base) | AU$1,683.33 |

CPI in 1936 | 2.4 |

CPI in 1986 | 42.8 |

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1986 / CPI in 1936 * 1936 AUD value = 1986 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1936 and 42.8 in 1986:

42.8 / 2.4 * AU$100 = **AU$1,783.33**

AU$100 in 1936 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1,783.33 in 1986.

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for AU$100 in 1936 (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 |
---|---|---|

1936 | AU$100.00 | - |

1937 | AU$104.17 | 4.17% |

1938 | AU$108.33 | 4.00% |

1939 | AU$108.33 | 0.00% |

1940 | AU$112.50 | 3.85% |

1941 | AU$116.67 | 3.70% |

1942 | AU$129.17 | 10.71% |

1943 | AU$133.33 | 3.23% |

1944 | AU$133.33 | 0.00% |

1945 | AU$133.33 | 0.00% |

1946 | AU$133.33 | 0.00% |

1947 | AU$141.67 | 6.25% |

1948 | AU$154.17 | 8.82% |

1949 | AU$166.67 | 8.11% |

1950 | AU$183.33 | 10.00% |

1951 | AU$216.67 | 18.18% |

1952 | AU$254.17 | 17.31% |

1953 | AU$266.67 | 4.92% |

1954 | AU$270.83 | 1.56% |

1955 | AU$275.00 | 1.54% |

1956 | AU$291.67 | 6.06% |

1957 | AU$300.00 | 2.86% |

1958 | AU$300.00 | 0.00% |

1959 | AU$308.33 | 2.78% |

1960 | AU$320.83 | 4.05% |

1961 | AU$325.00 | 1.30% |

1962 | AU$325.00 | 0.00% |

1963 | AU$329.17 | 1.28% |

1964 | AU$337.50 | 2.53% |

1965 | AU$350.00 | 3.70% |

1966 | AU$358.33 | 2.38% |

1967 | AU$370.83 | 3.49% |

1968 | AU$383.33 | 3.37% |

1969 | AU$395.83 | 3.26% |

1970 | AU$408.33 | 3.16% |

1971 | AU$433.33 | 6.12% |

1972 | AU$458.33 | 5.77% |

1973 | AU$500.00 | 9.09% |

1974 | AU$579.17 | 15.83% |

1975 | AU$666.67 | 15.11% |

1976 | AU$754.17 | 13.13% |

1977 | AU$845.83 | 12.15% |

1978 | AU$912.50 | 7.88% |

1979 | AU$995.83 | 9.13% |

1980 | AU$1,100.00 | 10.46% |

1981 | AU$1,204.17 | 9.47% |

1982 | AU$1,337.50 | 11.07% |

1983 | AU$1,475.00 | 10.28% |

1984 | AU$1,533.33 | 3.95% |

1985 | AU$1,633.33 | 6.52% |

1986 | AU$1,783.33 | 9.18%* |

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

- Hitler violates the Versailles treaty by sending his troops into the Rhineland.
- Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola begin a right wing uprising in Spain signalling the start of the Spanish Civil War.
- Doctors administer the first radioactive isotope medicine in Berkley, California.

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: “1936 dollars in 1986 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Jul. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1936-AUD-in-1986.

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