AU$100 in 1943 → AU$1,225 in 1985

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1943-1985 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 6.15% per year. Prices in 1985 are 1125.0% higher than prices in 1943.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1943 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1,225 in 1985, a difference of AU$1,125.00 over 42 years.

The inflation rate in 1985 was 6.52%.

Inflation from 1943 to 1985
Cumulative price change 1125.00%
Average inflation rate 6.15%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$1,125.00
CPI in 1943 3.2
CPI in 1985 39.2

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1943 to 1985

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1985 / CPI in 1943 * 1943 AUD value = 1985 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 3.2 in the year 1943 and 39.2 in 1985:

39.2 / 3.2 * AU$100 = AU$1,225

AU$100 in 1943 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1,225 in 1985.

News headlines from 1943

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

  • German general Friedrich von Paul surrenders to the Russians in Stalingrad.
  • The Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, leading to one of the great WWII battles on the Solomon Islands
  • The Krakow Ghetto is liquidated by the Nazis.
  • The RAF bomb the Möhne and Eder dams in the Ruhr valley, in an operation known as Chastise.
  • Himmler orders the extermination of all the Nazi ghettos in Poland.

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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