# \$100 in 1930 is worth \$3,559.26 in 2010

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## Value of \$100 from 1930 to 2010

\$100 in 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$3,559.26 in 2010, an increase of \$3,459.26 over 80 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 4.57% per year between 1930 and 2010, producing a cumulative price increase of 3,459.26%.

This means that prices in 2010 are 35.59 times higher than average prices since 1930, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The 1930 inflation rate was -6.90%. The inflation rate in 2010 was 2.89%. The 2010 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.88% per year between 2010 and 2021.

 Cumulative price change 3,459.26% Average inflation rate 4.57% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$3,559.26 Price difference (\$100 base) \$3,459.26 CPI in 1930 2.700 CPI in 2010 96.100 Inflation in 1930 -6.90% Inflation in 2010 2.89% \$100 in 1930 \$3,559.26 in 2010

AUD Inflation since 1922
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Statistics CPI

## Buying power of \$100 in 1930

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1930 (price index tracking began in 1922).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$3,559.26 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$3,559.26 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Australian dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 1930 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 is worth less over 80 years.

According to the Bureau of Statistics, each of these AUD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Dollar inflation: 1930-2010
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1930 \$100.00 -6.90%
1931 \$92.59 -7.41%
1932 \$88.89 -4.00%
1933 \$85.19 -4.17%
1934 \$85.19 0.00%
1935 \$88.89 4.35%
1936 \$88.89 0.00%
1937 \$92.59 4.17%
1938 \$96.30 4.00%
1939 \$96.30 0.00%
1940 \$100.00 3.85%
1941 \$103.70 3.70%
1942 \$114.81 10.71%
1943 \$118.52 3.23%
1944 \$118.52 0.00%
1945 \$118.52 0.00%
1946 \$118.52 0.00%
1947 \$125.93 6.25%
1948 \$137.04 8.82%
1949 \$148.15 8.11%
1950 \$162.96 10.00%
1951 \$192.59 18.18%
1952 \$225.93 17.31%
1953 \$237.04 4.92%
1954 \$240.74 1.56%
1955 \$244.44 1.54%
1956 \$259.26 6.06%
1957 \$266.67 2.86%
1958 \$266.67 0.00%
1959 \$274.07 2.78%
1960 \$285.19 4.05%
1961 \$288.89 1.30%
1962 \$288.89 0.00%
1963 \$292.59 1.28%
1964 \$300.00 2.53%
1965 \$311.11 3.70%
1966 \$318.52 2.38%
1967 \$329.63 3.49%
1968 \$340.74 3.37%
1969 \$351.85 3.26%
1970 \$362.96 3.16%
1971 \$385.19 6.12%
1972 \$407.41 5.77%
1973 \$444.44 9.09%
1974 \$514.81 15.83%
1975 \$592.59 15.11%
1976 \$670.37 13.13%
1977 \$751.85 12.15%
1978 \$811.11 7.88%
1979 \$885.19 9.13%
1980 \$977.78 10.46%
1981 \$1,070.37 9.47%
1982 \$1,188.89 11.07%
1983 \$1,311.11 10.28%
1984 \$1,362.96 3.95%
1985 \$1,451.85 6.52%
1986 \$1,585.19 9.18%
1987 \$1,718.52 8.41%
1988 \$1,844.44 7.33%
1989 \$1,981.48 7.43%
1990 \$2,129.63 7.48%
1991 \$2,196.30 3.13%
1992 \$2,218.52 1.01%
1993 \$2,255.56 1.67%
1994 \$2,300.00 1.97%
1995 \$2,407.41 4.67%
1996 \$2,470.37 2.62%
1997 \$2,477.78 0.30%
1998 \$2,496.30 0.75%
1999 \$2,533.33 1.48%
2000 \$2,648.15 4.53%
2001 \$2,762.96 4.34%
2002 \$2,848.15 3.08%
2003 \$2,925.93 2.73%
2004 \$2,992.59 2.28%
2005 \$3,074.07 2.72%
2006 \$3,181.48 3.49%
2007 \$3,255.56 2.33%
2008 \$3,400.00 4.44%
2009 \$3,459.26 1.74%
2010 \$3,559.26 2.89%
2011 \$3,677.78 3.33%
2012 \$3,740.74 1.71%
2013 \$3,833.33 2.48%
2014 \$3,929.63 2.51%
2015 \$3,988.89 1.51%
2016 \$4,040.74 1.30%
2017 \$4,118.52 1.92%
2018 \$4,196.30 1.89%
2019 \$4,262.96 1.59%
2020 \$4,300.00 0.87%
2021 \$4,366.67 1.55%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1930 amounts in 2010 dollars, based on the 3,459.26% change in prices:

Conversion: 1930 dollars in 2010
Initial value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1930 \$35.59 dollars in 2010
\$5 dollars in 1930 \$177.96 dollars in 2010
\$10 dollars in 1930 \$355.93 dollars in 2010
\$50 dollars in 1930 \$1,779.63 dollars in 2010
\$100 dollars in 1930 \$3,559.26 dollars in 2010
\$500 dollars in 1930 \$17,796.30 dollars in 2010
\$1,000 dollars in 1930 \$35,592.59 dollars in 2010
\$5,000 dollars in 1930 \$177,962.96 dollars in 2010
\$10,000 dollars in 1930 \$355,925.93 dollars in 2010
\$50,000 dollars in 1930 \$1,779,629.63 dollars in 2010
\$100,000 dollars in 1930 \$3,559,259.26 dollars in 2010
\$500,000 dollars in 1930 \$17,796,296.30 dollars in 2010
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1930 \$35,592,592.59 dollars in 2010

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$100, 1930 to 2010

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1930 and 2010:

CPI in 2010 CPI in 1930
×
1930 AUD value
=
2010 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.7 in the year 1930 and 96.1 in 2010:

96.12.7
×
\$100
=
\$3,559.26

\$100 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$3,559.26 in 2010.

To get the total inflation rate for the 80 years between 1930 and 2010, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2010 - CPI in 1930CPI in 1930
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (80 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

96.1 - 2.72.7
×
100
=
3,459%

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

• Mohandas Gandhi protests British salt tax by a 200-mile-long walk.
• Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
• Lawrence Hyland discovers the first radar by accident.
• Roald Amundsen's leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
• American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu.

## 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: “\$100 in 1930 → 2010 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/australia/inflation/1930?amount=100&endYear=2010.

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