$1 in 1952 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.05 in 1953. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 4.92% per year between 1952 and 1953, producing a cumulative price increase of 4.92%. Purchasing power decreased by 4.92% in 1953 compared to 1952. On average, you would have to spend 4.92% more money in 1953 than in 1952 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1953 are 1.05 times higher than average prices since 1952, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The 1952 inflation rate was 17.31%. The inflation rate in 1953 was 4.92%. The 1953 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 4.38% per year between 1953 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1953 was 6.40. It was 6.10 in the previous year, 1952. 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 | 4.92% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.05 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.05 |

CPI in 1952 | 6.100 |

CPI in 1953 | 6.400 |

Inflation in 1952 | 17.31% |

Inflation in 1953 | 4.92% |

$1 in 1952 | $1.05 in 1953 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1952 and 1953:

CPI in 1953
CPI in 1952

×

1952 AUD value

=

1953 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 6.1 in the year 1952 and 6.4 in 1953:

6.46.1

×

$1

=

$1 in 1952 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.05 in 1953.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1952 and 1953, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1953 - CPI in 1952CPI in 1952

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

6.4 - 6.16.1

×

100

=

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

- Queen Elizabeth II's succeeds King George VI to the British throne.
- The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis of modern computers, is published for the first time by Geoffrey Dummer.

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 1953 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1953.

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

Average inflation rate | 4.92% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.05 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.05 |

CPI in 1952 | 6.100 |

CPI in 1953 | 6.400 |

Inflation in 1952 | 17.31% |

Inflation in 1953 | 4.92% |

$1 in 1952 | $1.05 in 1953 |