$100 in 1926 → $910.34 in 1980

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$100 in 1926 → $910.34 in 1980

Australian Inflation Rate, $100 in 1926 to 1980

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1980 are 810.34% higher than average prices throughout 1926. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.17% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $100 in 1926 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $910.34 in 1980, a difference of $810.34 over 54 years.

The 1926 inflation rate was 3.57%. The inflation rate in 1980 was 10.46%. The 1980 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.84% per year between 1980 and 2019.


Inflation from 1926 to 1980
Cumulative price change 810.34%
Average inflation rate 4.17%
Converted amount ($100 base) $910.34
Price difference ($100 base) $810.34
CPI in 1926 2.900
CPI in 1980 26.400
Inflation in 1926 3.57%
Inflation in 1980 10.46%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


Buying power of $100 in 1926

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $100 in 1926 (price index tracking began in 1922).

According to the Bureau of Statistics, each of these AUD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1926 $100.00 3.57%
1927 $96.55 -3.45%
1928 $100.00 3.57%
1929 $100.00 0.00%
1930 $93.10 -6.90%
1931 $86.21 -7.41%
1932 $82.76 -4.00%
1933 $79.31 -4.17%
1934 $79.31 0.00%
1935 $82.76 4.35%
1936 $82.76 0.00%
1937 $86.21 4.17%
1938 $89.66 4.00%
1939 $89.66 0.00%
1940 $93.10 3.85%
1941 $96.55 3.70%
1942 $106.90 10.71%
1943 $110.34 3.23%
1944 $110.34 0.00%
1945 $110.34 0.00%
1946 $110.34 0.00%
1947 $117.24 6.25%
1948 $127.59 8.82%
1949 $137.93 8.11%
1950 $151.72 10.00%
1951 $179.31 18.18%
1952 $210.34 17.31%
1953 $220.69 4.92%
1954 $224.14 1.56%
1955 $227.59 1.54%
1956 $241.38 6.06%
1957 $248.28 2.86%
1958 $248.28 0.00%
1959 $255.17 2.78%
1960 $265.52 4.05%
1961 $268.97 1.30%
1962 $268.97 0.00%
1963 $272.41 1.28%
1964 $279.31 2.53%
1965 $289.66 3.70%
1966 $296.55 2.38%
1967 $306.90 3.49%
1968 $317.24 3.37%
1969 $327.59 3.26%
1970 $337.93 3.16%
1971 $358.62 6.12%
1972 $379.31 5.77%
1973 $413.79 9.09%
1974 $479.31 15.83%
1975 $551.72 15.11%
1976 $624.14 13.13%
1977 $700.00 12.15%
1978 $755.17 7.88%
1979 $824.14 9.13%
1980 $910.34 10.46%
1981 $996.55 9.47%
1982 $1,106.90 11.07%
1983 $1,220.69 10.28%
1984 $1,268.97 3.95%
1985 $1,351.72 6.52%
1986 $1,475.86 9.18%
1987 $1,600.00 8.41%
1988 $1,717.24 7.33%
1989 $1,844.83 7.43%
1990 $1,982.76 7.48%
1991 $2,044.83 3.13%
1992 $2,065.52 1.01%
1993 $2,100.00 1.67%
1994 $2,141.38 1.97%
1995 $2,241.38 4.67%
1996 $2,300.00 2.62%
1997 $2,306.90 0.30%
1998 $2,324.14 0.75%
1999 $2,358.62 1.48%
2000 $2,465.52 4.53%
2001 $2,572.41 4.34%
2002 $2,651.72 3.08%
2003 $2,724.14 2.73%
2004 $2,786.21 2.28%
2005 $2,862.07 2.72%
2006 $2,962.07 3.49%
2007 $3,031.03 2.33%
2008 $3,165.52 4.44%
2009 $3,220.69 1.74%
2010 $3,313.79 2.89%
2011 $3,424.14 3.33%
2012 $3,482.76 1.71%
2013 $3,568.97 2.48%
2014 $3,658.62 2.51%
2015 $3,713.79 1.51%
2016 $3,762.07 1.30%
2017 $3,834.48 1.92%
2018 $3,882.76 1.26%
2019 $3,956.53 1.90%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1926 to 1980

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1980CPI in 1926
×
1926 AUD value
=
1980 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.9 in the year 1926 and 26.4 in 1980:

26.42.9
×
$100
=
$910.34

$100 in 1926 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $910.34 in 1980.

To get the total inflation rate for the 54 years between 1926 and 1980, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1980 - CPI in 1926CPI in 1926
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (54 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

26.4 - 2.92.9
×
100
=
810%

News headlines from 1926

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

  • Abdulaziz Ibn Saud is declared King of Nejd and Hejaz.
  • In support of striking coal miners, Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike one minute to midnight, known as the British General Strike.
  • Trotsky and his followers are thrown out by the Russian Politburo.
  • Autonomy inside the British Commonwealth is gained after the Imperial Conference.

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: “1926 dollars in 1980 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 9 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1926-AUD-in-1980.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1926 to 1980
Cumulative price change 810.34%
Average inflation rate 4.17%
Converted amount ($100 base) $910.34
Price difference ($100 base) $810.34
CPI in 1926 2.900
CPI in 1980 26.400
Inflation in 1926 3.57%
Inflation in 1980 10.46%
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