Australian inflation rate in 2013: 2.48%

Inflation in 2013 and its effect on dollar value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.48% in 2013 compared to 2012. On average, you would have to spend 2.48% more money in 2013 than in 2012 for the same item.

In other words, $1 in 2012 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.02 in 2013.

The 2012 inflation rate was 1.71%. The inflation rate in 2013 was 2.48%. The 2013 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.76% per year between 2013 and 2020.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 2013 was 103.50. It was 101.00 in the previous year, 2012. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 2012 to 2013
Average inflation rate 2.48%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.02
Price difference ($1 base) $0.02
CPI in 2012 101.000
CPI in 2013 103.500
Inflation in 2012 1.71%
Inflation in 2013 2.48%

AUD Inflation since 1922
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Statistics CPI
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 2012 to 2013

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2012 and 2013:

CPI in 2013 CPI in 2012
×
2012 AUD value
=
2013 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 101 in the year 2012 and 103.5 in 2013:

103.5101
×
$1
=
$1.02

$1 in 2012 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.02 in 2013.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 2012 and 2013, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2013 - CPI in 2012CPI in 2012
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

103.5 - 101101
×
100
=
2%

News headlines from 2012

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

  • Wikileaks discloses 5 million emails from Stratfor, a private intelligence company.
  • Kim Jong-un is officially appointed as Supreme Leader of North Korea.
  • Ecuador guarantees political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.

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 2013 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 4 Dec. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-2013.

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 2012 to 2013
Average inflation rate 2.48%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.02
Price difference ($1 base) $0.02
CPI in 2012 101.000
CPI in 2013 103.500
Inflation in 2012 1.71%
Inflation in 2013 2.48%