Australian inflation rate in 2001: 4.34%

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Inflation in 2001 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 4.34% in 2001 compared to 2000. On average, you would have to spend 4.34% more money in 2001 than in 2000 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 2000 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.04 in 2001.

The 2000 inflation rate was 4.53%. The inflation rate in 2001 was 4.34%. The 2001 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.42% per year between 2001 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2001 was 74.60. It was 71.50 in the previous year, 2000. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 2000 to 2001
Average inflation rate 4.34%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.04
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.04
CPI in 2000 71.500
CPI in 2001 74.600
Inflation in 2000 4.53%
Inflation in 2001 4.34%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 2000 to 2001

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2001CPI in 2000
2000 AUD value
2001 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 71.5 in the year 2000 and 74.6 in 2001:


AU$1 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.04 in 2001.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2000 and 2001, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2001 - CPI in 2000CPI in 2000
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

74.6 - 71.571.5

News headlines from 2000

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

  • Steve Ballmer becomes CEO of Microsoft after Bill Gates steps down.
  • Dot-com bubble bursts after NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks.
  • George Bush becomes President of the U.S. in a disputed election that is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.
  • Gisborne, New Zealand becomes the first city to enter the new millennium.

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 2001 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Apr. 2019,

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images. is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

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