Purchasing power decreased by 7.88% in 1978 compared to the previous year, 1977. On average, you would have to spend 7.88% more money in 1978 than in 1977 for the same item.
In other words, AU$1 in 1977 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1.08 in 1978.
The 1977 inflation rate was 12.15%. The inflation rate in 1978 was 7.88%. The 1978 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 4.12% per year between 1978 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1978 was 21.9. It was 20.3 in the previous year, 1977. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||7.88%|
|Converted amount (AU$1 base)||AU$1.08|
|Price difference (AU$1 base)||AU$0.08|
|CPI in 1977||20.300|
|CPI in 1978||21.900|
|Inflation in 1977||12.15%|
|Inflation in 1978||7.88%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 20.3 in the year 1977 and 21.9 in 1978:
AU$1 in 1977 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.08 in 1978.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1977 and 1978, we use the following formula:
Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:
Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:
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 1978 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Mar. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1978.
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