Australian inflation rate in 1992: 1.01%

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1992-2018 (AU$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1992 was 59.9. the Bureau of Statistics uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.41% per year. Prices in 2018 are 85.9% higher than prices in 1992.

In other words, AU$1 in the year 1992 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1.86 in 2018, a difference of AU$0.86 over 26 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 1.80%1. If this number holds, AU$1 today will be equivalent to AU$1.02 next year.

Inflation from 1992 to 2018
Cumulative price change 85.93%
Average inflation rate 2.41%
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.86
CPI in 1992 59.9
CPI in 2018 111.3692

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$1 since 1992

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1992 * 1992 AUD value = 2018 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 59.9 in the year 1992 and 111.3692 in 2018:

111.3692 / 59.9 * AU$1 = AU$1.86

AU$1 in 1992 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1.86 in 2018.

News headlines from 1992

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

  • The Conservative party wins the 1992 British general election, returning John Major to his role as Prime Minister.
  • Nelson Mandela's meets with UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali at Dakar.
  • Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States,.

Inflation Data Source

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).

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