Purchasing power decreased by 3.95% in 1984 compared to 1983. On average, you would have to spend 3.95% more money in 1984 than in 1983 for the same item.
In other words, AU$1 in 1983 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.04 in 1984.
The 1983 inflation rate was 10.28%. The inflation rate in 1984 was 3.95%. The 1984 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.30% per year between 1984 and 2019.
Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1984 was 36.80. It was 35.40 in the previous year, 1983. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.
|Average inflation rate||3.95%|
|Converted amount (AU$1 base)||AU$1.04|
|Price difference (AU$1 base)||AU$0.04|
|CPI in 1983||35.400|
|CPI in 1984||36.800|
|Inflation in 1983||10.28%|
|Inflation in 1984||3.95%|
This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:
Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 35.4 in the year 1983 and 36.8 in 1984:
AU$1 in 1983 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.04 in 1984.
To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1983 and 1984, 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 1984 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Apr. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1984.
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