Australian inflation rate in 1937: 4.17%

Inflation in 1937 and its effect on dollar value

$1 in 1936 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.04 in 1937. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 4.17% per year between 1936 and 1937, producing a cumulative price increase of 4.17%. Purchasing power decreased by 4.17% in 1937 compared to 1936. On average, you would have to spend 4.17% more money in 1937 than in 1936 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1937 are 1.04 times higher than average prices since 1936, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1936 was 0.00%. The inflation rate in 1937 was 4.17%. The 1937 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.74% per year between 1937 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1937 was 2.50. It was 2.40 in the previous year, 1936. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1936 to 1937
Average inflation rate4.17%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.04
Price difference ($1 base)$0.04
CPI in 19362.400
CPI in 19372.500
Inflation in 19360.00%
Inflation in 19374.17%
$1 in 1936$1.04 in 1937

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How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 1936 to 1937

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1936 and 1937:

CPI in 1937 CPI in 1936
×
1936 AUD value
=
1937 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1936 and 2.5 in 1937:

2.52.4
×
$1
=
$1.04

$1 in 1936 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.04 in 1937.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1936 and 1937, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1937 - CPI in 1936CPI in 1936
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

2.5 - 2.42.4
×
100
=
4%

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 1937 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Nov. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1937.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

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


Ian Webster

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 1936 to 1937
Average inflation rate4.17%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.04
Price difference ($1 base)$0.04
CPI in 19362.400
CPI in 19372.500
Inflation in 19360.00%
Inflation in 19374.17%
$1 in 1936$1.04 in 1937