Australian inflation rate in 2017: 1.92%

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Inflation in 2017 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.92% in 2017 compared to 2016. On average, you would have to spend 1.92% more money in 2017 than in 2016 for the same item.

In other words, AU$1 in 2016 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.02 in 2017.

The 2016 inflation rate was 1.30%. The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.92%. The 2017 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.58% per year between 2017 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2017 was 111.20. It was 109.10 in the previous year, 2016. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 2016 to 2017
Average inflation rate 1.92%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.02
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.02
CPI in 2016 109.100
CPI in 2017 111.200
Inflation in 2016 1.30%
Inflation in 2017 1.92%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1, 2016 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017CPI in 2016
2016 AUD value
2017 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 109.1 in the year 2016 and 111.2 in 2017:


AU$1 in 2016 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.02 in 2017.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2016 and 2017, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2017 - CPI in 2016CPI in 2016
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

111.2 - 109.1109.1

News headlines from 2016

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

  • The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union in a referendum, prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to resign.
  • Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States.
  • The World Health Organisation confirms the outbreak of the Zika virus.
  • Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, is assassinated.

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 2017 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 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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