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# \$100 in 1936 → \$2,470.83 in 1991

### Australian Inflation Rate, \$100 in 1936 to 1991

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1991 are 2,370.83% higher than average prices since 1936. The Australian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 6.00% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$100 in 1936 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$2,470.83 in 1991, a difference of \$2,370.83 over 55 years.

The 1936 inflation rate was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1991 was 3.13%. The 1991 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.37% per year between 1991 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 2,370.83% Average inflation rate 6.00% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$2,470.83 Price difference (\$100 base) \$2,370.83 CPI in 1936 2.400 CPI in 1991 59.300 Inflation in 1936 0.00% Inflation in 1991 3.13%

AUD Inflation since 1922
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Statistics CPI

### Buying power of \$100 in 1936

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1936 (price index tracking began in 1922).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$2,470.83 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$2,470.83 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Australian dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 1936 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 buys less over the past 55 years.

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
1936 \$100.00 -
1937 \$104.17 4.17%
1938 \$108.33 4.00%
1939 \$108.33 0.00%
1940 \$112.50 3.85%
1941 \$116.67 3.70%
1942 \$129.17 10.71%
1943 \$133.33 3.23%
1944 \$133.33 0.00%
1945 \$133.33 0.00%
1946 \$133.33 0.00%
1947 \$141.67 6.25%
1948 \$154.17 8.82%
1949 \$166.67 8.11%
1950 \$183.33 10.00%
1951 \$216.67 18.18%
1952 \$254.17 17.31%
1953 \$266.67 4.92%
1954 \$270.83 1.56%
1955 \$275.00 1.54%
1956 \$291.67 6.06%
1957 \$300.00 2.86%
1958 \$300.00 0.00%
1959 \$308.33 2.78%
1960 \$320.83 4.05%
1961 \$325.00 1.30%
1962 \$325.00 0.00%
1963 \$329.17 1.28%
1964 \$337.50 2.53%
1965 \$350.00 3.70%
1966 \$358.33 2.38%
1967 \$370.83 3.49%
1968 \$383.33 3.37%
1969 \$395.83 3.26%
1970 \$408.33 3.16%
1971 \$433.33 6.12%
1972 \$458.33 5.77%
1973 \$500.00 9.09%
1974 \$579.17 15.83%
1975 \$666.67 15.11%
1976 \$754.17 13.13%
1977 \$845.83 12.15%
1978 \$912.50 7.88%
1979 \$995.83 9.13%
1980 \$1,100.00 10.46%
1981 \$1,204.17 9.47%
1982 \$1,337.50 11.07%
1983 \$1,475.00 10.28%
1984 \$1,533.33 3.95%
1985 \$1,633.33 6.52%
1986 \$1,783.33 9.18%
1987 \$1,933.33 8.41%
1988 \$2,075.00 7.33%
1989 \$2,229.17 7.43%
1990 \$2,395.83 7.48%
1991 \$2,470.83 3.13%
1992 \$2,495.83 1.01%
1993 \$2,537.50 1.67%
1994 \$2,587.50 1.97%
1995 \$2,708.33 4.67%
1996 \$2,779.17 2.62%
1997 \$2,787.50 0.30%
1998 \$2,808.33 0.75%
1999 \$2,850.00 1.48%
2000 \$2,979.17 4.53%
2001 \$3,108.33 4.34%
2002 \$3,204.17 3.08%
2003 \$3,291.67 2.73%
2004 \$3,366.67 2.28%
2005 \$3,458.33 2.72%
2006 \$3,579.17 3.49%
2007 \$3,662.50 2.33%
2008 \$3,825.00 4.44%
2009 \$3,891.67 1.74%
2010 \$4,004.17 2.89%
2011 \$4,137.50 3.33%
2012 \$4,208.33 1.71%
2013 \$4,312.50 2.48%
2014 \$4,420.83 2.51%
2015 \$4,487.50 1.51%
2016 \$4,545.83 1.30%
2017 \$4,633.33 1.92%
2018 \$4,691.67 1.26%
2019 \$4,780.81 1.90%
2020 \$4,871.64 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, 1936 to 1991

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1991CPI in 1936
×
1936 AUD value
=
1991 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1936 and 59.3 in 1991:

59.32.4
×
\$100
=
\$2,470.83

\$100 in 1936 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$2,470.83 in 1991.

To get the total inflation rate for the 55 years between 1936 and 1991, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1991 - CPI in 1936CPI in 1936
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (55 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

59.3 - 2.42.4
×
100
=
2,371%

### News headlines from 1936

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

• Hitler violates the Versailles treaty by sending his troops into the Rhineland.
• Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola begin a right wing uprising in Spain signalling the start of the Spanish Civil War.
• Doctors administer the first radioactive isotope medicine in Berkley, California.

### 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: “1936 dollars in 1991 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1936-AUD-in-1991.

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.

 Cumulative price change 2,370.83% Average inflation rate 6.00% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$2,470.83 Price difference (\$100 base) \$2,370.83 CPI in 1936 2.400 CPI in 1991 59.300 Inflation in 1936 0.00% Inflation in 1991 3.13%