Australian inflation rate in 1965: 3.70%

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Inflation in 1965 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.70% in 1965 compared to 1964. On average, you would have to spend 3.70% more money in 1965 than in 1964 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 1964 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.04 in 1965.

The 1964 inflation rate was 2.53%. The inflation rate in 1965 was 3.70%. The 1965 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.96% per year between 1965 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1965 was 8.40. It was 8.10 in the previous year, 1964. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1964 to 1965
Average inflation rate 3.70%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.04
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.04
CPI in 1964 8.100
CPI in 1965 8.400
Inflation in 1964 2.53%
Inflation in 1965 3.70%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 1964 to 1965

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1965CPI in 1964
1964 AUD value
1965 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 8.1 in the year 1964 and 8.4 in 1965:


AU$1 in 1964 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.04 in 1965.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1964 and 1965, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1965 - CPI in 1964CPI in 1964
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.4 - 8.18.1

News headlines from 1964

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

  • Jomo Kenyatta becomes first President of Kenya after it becomes a republic.
  • Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life-long imprisonment in South Africa.
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law.

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 1965 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Apr. 2019,

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