Australian inflation rate in 1936: 0.00%

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1936-2017 (AU$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1936 was 2.4. the Bureau of Statistics uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.83% per year. Prices in 2017 are 4458.3% higher than prices in 1936.

In other words, AU$1 in the year 1936 is equivalent to AU$45.58 in 2017, a difference of AU$44.58 over 81 years.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 0.64%1. If this number holds, AU$1 today will be equivalent to AU$1.01 next year.

Inflation from 1936 to 2017
Cumulative price change 4458.33%
Average inflation rate 4.83%
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$44.58
CPI in 1936 2.4
CPI in 2017 109.4


AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$1 since 1936

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1936 * 1936 AUD value = 2017 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1936 and 109.4 in 2017:

109.4 / 2.4 * AU$1 = AU$45.58

AU$1 in 1936 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$45.58 in 2017.


News headlines from 1936

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • 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.

Inflation Data Source: 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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