Australian inflation rate in 1943: 3.23%

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Inflation in 1943 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.23% in 1943 compared to the previous year, 1942. On average, you would have to spend 3.23% more money in 1943 than in 1942 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 1942 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1.03 in 1943.

The 1942 inflation rate was 10.71%. The inflation rate in 1943 was 3.23%. The 1943 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.85% per year between 1943 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1943 was 3.2. It was 3.1 in the previous year, 1942. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1942 to 1943
Average inflation rate 3.23%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.03
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.03
CPI in 1942 3.100
CPI in 1943 3.200
Inflation in 1942 10.71%
Inflation in 1943 3.23%


AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 1942 to 1943

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1943CPI in 1942
×
1942 AUD value
=
1943 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 3.1 in the year 1942 and 3.2 in 1943:

3.23.1
×
AU$1
=
AU$1.03

AU$1 in 1942 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.03 in 1943.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1942 and 1943, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1943 - CPI in 1942CPI in 1942
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.2 - 3.13.1
×
100
=
3%

News headlines from 1942

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

  • The 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge not to make separate peace deals with them.
  • Wannsee conference takes place in Berlin:,Nazi officials organize the extermination of the European Jews', which is now known as the "final solution".
  • Anne Frank gets a diary for her birthday.

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: “Inflation Rate in 1943 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Dec. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1943.

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


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