Australian inflation rate in 1967: 3.49%

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Inflation in 1967 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 3.49% in 1967 compared to 1966. On average, you would have to spend 3.49% more money in 1967 than in 1966 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 1966 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.03 in 1967.

The 1966 inflation rate was 2.38%. The inflation rate in 1967 was 3.49%. The 1967 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 5.04% per year between 1967 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1967 was 8.90. It was 8.60 in the previous year, 1966. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1966 to 1967
Average inflation rate 3.49%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.03
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.03
CPI in 1966 8.600
CPI in 1967 8.900
Inflation in 1966 2.38%
Inflation in 1967 3.49%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 1966 to 1967

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1967CPI in 1966
1966 AUD value
1967 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 8.6 in the year 1966 and 8.9 in 1967:


AU$1 in 1966 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.03 in 1967.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1966 and 1967, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1967 - CPI in 1966CPI in 1966
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.9 - 8.68.6

News headlines from 1966

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

  • Soviet Luna 9 lands on the Moon.
  • Demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War in the United States, Europe and Australia.
  • A treaty prohibiting the use of nuclear weapons in outer space is signed by the United States and the USSR.

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 1967 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Apr. 2019,

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