Australian inflation rate in 2013: 2.48%

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Inflation in 2013 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.48% in 2013 compared to 2012. On average, you would have to spend 2.48% more money in 2013 than in 2012 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 2012 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.02 in 2013.

The 2012 inflation rate was 1.71%. The inflation rate in 2013 was 2.48%. The 2013 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.73% per year between 2013 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2013 was 103.50. It was 101.00 in the previous year, 2012. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 2012 to 2013
Average inflation rate 2.48%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.02
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.02
CPI in 2012 101.000
CPI in 2013 103.500
Inflation in 2012 1.71%
Inflation in 2013 2.48%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 2012 to 2013

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2013CPI in 2012
2012 AUD value
2013 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 101 in the year 2012 and 103.5 in 2013:


AU$1 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.02 in 2013.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2012 and 2013, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2013 - CPI in 2012CPI in 2012
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

103.5 - 101101

News headlines from 2012

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

  • Wikileaks discloses 5 million emails from Stratfor, a private intelligence company.
  • Kim Jong-un is officially appointed as Supreme Leader of North Korea.
  • Ecuador guarantees political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.

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 2013 | 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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