$100 in 1930 → $3,459.26 in 2009

Australia Inflation Calculator

$

$100 in 1930 → $3,459.26 in 2009

Australian Inflation Rate, $100 in 1930 to 2009

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, prices in 2009 are 3,359.26% higher than average prices throughout 1930. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.59% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $100 in 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $3,459.26 in 2009, a difference of $3,359.26 over 79 years.

The 1930 inflation rate was -6.90%. The inflation rate in 2009 was 1.74%. The 2009 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.08% per year between 2009 and 2019.


Inflation from 1930 to 2009
Cumulative price change 3,359.26%
Average inflation rate 4.59%
Converted amount ($100 base) $3,459.26
Price difference ($100 base) $3,359.26
CPI in 1930 2.700
CPI in 2009 93.400
Inflation in 1930 -6.90%
Inflation in 2009 1.74%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


Buying power of $100 in 1930

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $100 in 1930 (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
1930 $100.00 -6.90%
1931 $92.59 -7.41%
1932 $88.89 -4.00%
1933 $85.19 -4.17%
1934 $85.19 0.00%
1935 $88.89 4.35%
1936 $88.89 0.00%
1937 $92.59 4.17%
1938 $96.30 4.00%
1939 $96.30 0.00%
1940 $100.00 3.85%
1941 $103.70 3.70%
1942 $114.81 10.71%
1943 $118.52 3.23%
1944 $118.52 0.00%
1945 $118.52 0.00%
1946 $118.52 0.00%
1947 $125.93 6.25%
1948 $137.04 8.82%
1949 $148.15 8.11%
1950 $162.96 10.00%
1951 $192.59 18.18%
1952 $225.93 17.31%
1953 $237.04 4.92%
1954 $240.74 1.56%
1955 $244.44 1.54%
1956 $259.26 6.06%
1957 $266.67 2.86%
1958 $266.67 0.00%
1959 $274.07 2.78%
1960 $285.19 4.05%
1961 $288.89 1.30%
1962 $288.89 0.00%
1963 $292.59 1.28%
1964 $300.00 2.53%
1965 $311.11 3.70%
1966 $318.52 2.38%
1967 $329.63 3.49%
1968 $340.74 3.37%
1969 $351.85 3.26%
1970 $362.96 3.16%
1971 $385.19 6.12%
1972 $407.41 5.77%
1973 $444.44 9.09%
1974 $514.81 15.83%
1975 $592.59 15.11%
1976 $670.37 13.13%
1977 $751.85 12.15%
1978 $811.11 7.88%
1979 $885.19 9.13%
1980 $977.78 10.46%
1981 $1,070.37 9.47%
1982 $1,188.89 11.07%
1983 $1,311.11 10.28%
1984 $1,362.96 3.95%
1985 $1,451.85 6.52%
1986 $1,585.19 9.18%
1987 $1,718.52 8.41%
1988 $1,844.44 7.33%
1989 $1,981.48 7.43%
1990 $2,129.63 7.48%
1991 $2,196.30 3.13%
1992 $2,218.52 1.01%
1993 $2,255.56 1.67%
1994 $2,300.00 1.97%
1995 $2,407.41 4.67%
1996 $2,470.37 2.62%
1997 $2,477.78 0.30%
1998 $2,496.30 0.75%
1999 $2,533.33 1.48%
2000 $2,648.15 4.53%
2001 $2,762.96 4.34%
2002 $2,848.15 3.08%
2003 $2,925.93 2.73%
2004 $2,992.59 2.28%
2005 $3,074.07 2.72%
2006 $3,181.48 3.49%
2007 $3,255.56 2.33%
2008 $3,400.00 4.44%
2009 $3,459.26 1.74%
2010 $3,559.26 2.89%
2011 $3,677.78 3.33%
2012 $3,740.74 1.71%
2013 $3,833.33 2.48%
2014 $3,929.63 2.51%
2015 $3,988.89 1.51%
2016 $4,040.74 1.30%
2017 $4,118.52 1.92%
2018 $4,170.37 1.26%
2019 $4,249.61 1.90%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
Click to show 73 more rows

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1930 to 2009

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2009CPI in 1930
×
1930 AUD value
=
2009 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.7 in the year 1930 and 93.4 in 2009:

93.42.7
×
$100
=
$3,459.26

$100 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $3,459.26 in 2009.

To get the total inflation rate for the 79 years between 1930 and 2009, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2009 - CPI in 1930CPI in 1930
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (79 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

93.4 - 2.72.7
×
100
=
3,359%

News headlines from 1930

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

  • Mohandas Gandhi protests British salt tax by a 200-mile-long walk.
  • Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
  • Lawrence Hyland discovers the first radar by accident.
  • Roald Amundsen's leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
  • American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu.

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: “1930 dollars in 2009 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 14 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1930-AUD-in-2009.

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.

Email · LinkedIn · Twitter


» Read more about inflation and investment.

Inflation from 1930 to 2009
Cumulative price change 3,359.26%
Average inflation rate 4.59%
Converted amount ($100 base) $3,459.26
Price difference ($100 base) $3,359.26
CPI in 1930 2.700
CPI in 2009 93.400
Inflation in 1930 -6.90%
Inflation in 2009 1.74%
Download Image