$1 in 1950 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.18 in 1951. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 18.18% per year between 1950 and 1951, producing a cumulative price increase of 18.18%. Purchasing power decreased by 18.18% in 1951 compared to 1950. On average, you would have to spend 18.18% more money in 1951 than in 1950 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1951 are 1.18 times higher than average prices since 1950, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The 1950 inflation rate was 10.00%. The inflation rate in 1951 was 18.18%. The 1951 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 4.56% per year between 1951 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1951 was 5.20. It was 4.40 in the previous year, 1950. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

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Average inflation rate | 18.18% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.18 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.18 |

CPI in 1950 | 4.400 |

CPI in 1951 | 5.200 |

Inflation in 1950 | 10.00% |

Inflation in 1951 | 18.18% |

$1 in 1950 | $1.18 in 1951 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1950 and 1951:

CPI in 1951
CPI in 1950

×

1950 AUD value

=

1951 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 4.4 in the year 1950 and 5.2 in 1951:

5.24.4

×

$1

=

$1 in 1950 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.18 in 1951.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1950 and 1951, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1951 - CPI in 1950CPI in 1950

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

5.2 - 4.44.4

×

100

=

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

- Jerusalem is proclaimed the capital of Israel by Knesset
- North Korea invades South Korea.
- Harry Truman announces that America will seek to develop a hydrogen bomb.
- Chinese forces occupy Tibet.

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 1951 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1951.

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

Average inflation rate | 18.18% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.18 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.18 |

CPI in 1950 | 4.400 |

CPI in 1951 | 5.200 |

Inflation in 1950 | 10.00% |

Inflation in 1951 | 18.18% |

$1 in 1950 | $1.18 in 1951 |