AU$100 in 1941 → AU$2,053.57 in 1990

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Australian Inflation Rate, AU$100 in 1941 to 1990

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 6.36% per year. Prices in 1990 are 1,953.57% higher than prices in 1941.

In other words, AU$100 in 1941 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$2,053.57 in 1990, a difference of AU$1,953.57 over 49 years.

The inflation rate in 1990 was 7.48%.

Inflation from 1941 to 1990
Cumulative price change 1953.57%
Average inflation rate 6.36%
Converted amount (AU$100 base) AU$2,053.57
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$1,953.57
CPI in 1941 2.8
CPI in 1990 57.5


AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1941 to 1990

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1990 / CPI in 1941 * 1941 AUD value = 1990 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.8 in the year 1941 and 57.5 in 1990:

57.5 / 2.8 * AU$100 = AU$2,053.57

AU$100 in 1941 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$2,053.57 in 1990.


Buying power of AU$100 since 1941

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for AU$100 in 1941 (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
1941 AU$100.00 3.70%
1942 AU$110.71 10.71%
1943 AU$114.29 3.23%
1944 AU$114.29 0.00%
1945 AU$114.29 0.00%
1946 AU$114.29 0.00%
1947 AU$121.43 6.25%
1948 AU$132.14 8.82%
1949 AU$142.86 8.11%
1950 AU$157.14 10.00%
1951 AU$185.71 18.18%
1952 AU$217.86 17.31%
1953 AU$228.57 4.92%
1954 AU$232.14 1.56%
1955 AU$235.71 1.54%
1956 AU$250.00 6.06%
1957 AU$257.14 2.86%
1958 AU$257.14 0.00%
1959 AU$264.29 2.78%
1960 AU$275.00 4.05%
1961 AU$278.57 1.30%
1962 AU$278.57 0.00%
1963 AU$282.14 1.28%
1964 AU$289.29 2.53%
1965 AU$300.00 3.70%
1966 AU$307.14 2.38%
1967 AU$317.86 3.49%
1968 AU$328.57 3.37%
1969 AU$339.29 3.26%
1970 AU$350.00 3.16%
1971 AU$371.43 6.12%
1972 AU$392.86 5.77%
1973 AU$428.57 9.09%
1974 AU$496.43 15.83%
1975 AU$571.43 15.11%
1976 AU$646.43 13.13%
1977 AU$725.00 12.15%
1978 AU$782.14 7.88%
1979 AU$853.57 9.13%
1980 AU$942.86 10.46%
1981 AU$1,032.14 9.47%
1982 AU$1,146.43 11.07%
1983 AU$1,264.29 10.28%
1984 AU$1,314.29 3.95%
1985 AU$1,400.00 6.52%
1986 AU$1,528.57 9.18%
1987 AU$1,657.14 8.41%
1988 AU$1,778.57 7.33%
1989 AU$1,910.71 7.43%
1990 AU$2,053.57 7.48%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

News headlines from 1941

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

  • 6,000 Jews are exterminated in the Bucharest pogrom in Romania.
  • Kuomintang troops open fire at communist forces, leading to the resumption of the Chinese civil war.
  • The British battle cruiser the HMS Hood is sunk by the German Battleship Bismarck, leading to 1,416 dead and only 3 survivors.
  • Germany, Italy, and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union.

Data Source & Citation

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: “1941 dollars in 1990 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Jul. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1941-AUD-in-1990.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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