Australian inflation rate in 2007: 2.33%

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Inflation in 2007 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.33% in 2007 compared to 2006. On average, you would have to spend 2.33% more money in 2007 than in 2006 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 2006 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.02 in 2007.

The 2006 inflation rate was 3.49%. The inflation rate in 2007 was 2.33%. The 2007 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.25% per year between 2007 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2007 was 87.90. It was 85.90 in the previous year, 2006. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 2006 to 2007
Average inflation rate 2.33%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.02
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.02
CPI in 2006 85.900
CPI in 2007 87.900
Inflation in 2006 3.49%
Inflation in 2007 2.33%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 2006 to 2007

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2007CPI in 2006
2006 AUD value
2007 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 85.9 in the year 2006 and 87.9 in 2007:


AU$1 in 2006 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.02 in 2007.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2006 and 2007, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2007 - CPI in 2006CPI in 2006
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

87.9 - 85.985.9

News headlines from 2006

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

  • Nepali security forces injure 243 pro-democracy protesters.
  • North Kora is alleged to have tested its first nuclear device.

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 2007 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 May. 2019,

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