Australian inflation rate in 2008: 4.44%

Inflation in 2008 and its effect on dollar value

$1 in 2007 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.04 in 2008. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 4.44% per year between 2007 and 2008, producing a cumulative price increase of 4.44%. Purchasing power decreased by 4.44% in 2008 compared to 2007. On average, you would have to spend 4.44% more money in 2008 than in 2007 for the same item.

This means that prices in 2008 are 1.04 times higher than average prices since 2007, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2007 was 2.33%. The inflation rate in 2008 was 4.44%. The 2008 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.41% per year between 2008 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2008 was 91.80. It was 87.90 in the previous year, 2007. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 2007 to 2008
Average inflation rate4.44%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.04
Price difference ($1 base)$0.04
CPI in 200787.900
CPI in 200891.800
Inflation in 20072.33%
Inflation in 20084.44%
$1 in 2007$1.04 in 2008

Recent AUD inflation
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How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 2007 to 2008

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2007 and 2008:

CPI in 2008 CPI in 2007
×
2007 AUD value
=
2008 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 87.9 in the year 2007 and 91.8 in 2008:

91.887.9
×
$1
=
$1.04

$1 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.04 in 2008.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2007 and 2008, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2008 - CPI in 2007CPI in 2007
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

91.8 - 87.987.9
×
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 2008 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 Nov. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-2008.

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 2007 to 2008
Average inflation rate4.44%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.04
Price difference ($1 base)$0.04
CPI in 200787.900
CPI in 200891.800
Inflation in 20072.33%
Inflation in 20084.44%
$1 in 2007$1.04 in 2008