# \$1 in 2000 → \$1.16 in 2005

## Australia Inflation Calculator

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### Australian Inflation Rate, \$1 from 2000 to 2005

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, prices in 2005 are 16.08% higher than average prices since 2000. The Australian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.03% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$1 in 2000 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.16 in 2005, a difference of \$0.16 over 5 years.

The 2000 inflation rate was 4.53%. The inflation rate in 2005 was 2.72%. The 2005 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.31% per year between 2005 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 16.08% Average inflation rate 3.03% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.16 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.16 CPI in 2000 71.500 CPI in 2005 83.000 Inflation in 2000 4.53% Inflation in 2005 2.72%

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

### Buying power of \$1 in 2000

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$1 in 2000 (price index tracking began in 1922).

For example, if you started with \$1, you would need to end with \$1.16 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$1 is equivalent to \$1.16 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 2000 dollars, the chart below shows how \$1 buys less over the past 5 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:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
2000 \$1.00 4.53%
2001 \$1.04 4.34%
2002 \$1.08 3.08%
2003 \$1.10 2.73%
2004 \$1.13 2.28%
2005 \$1.16 2.72%
2006 \$1.20 3.49%
2007 \$1.23 2.33%
2008 \$1.28 4.44%
2009 \$1.31 1.74%
2010 \$1.34 2.89%
2011 \$1.39 3.33%
2012 \$1.41 1.71%
2013 \$1.45 2.48%
2014 \$1.48 2.51%
2015 \$1.51 1.51%
2016 \$1.53 1.30%
2017 \$1.56 1.92%
2018 \$1.57 1.26%
2019 \$1.60 1.90%
2020 \$1.64 1.90%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 2000 to 2005

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2005CPI in 2000
×
2000 AUD value
=
2005 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 71.5 in the year 2000 and 83 in 2005:

8371.5
×
\$1
=
\$1.16

\$1 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.16 in 2005.

To get the total inflation rate for the 5 years between 2000 and 2005, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2005 - CPI in 2000CPI in 2000
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (5 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

83 - 71.571.5
×
100
=
16%

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

• Steve Ballmer becomes CEO of Microsoft after Bill Gates steps down.
• Dot-com bubble bursts after NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks.
• George Bush becomes President of the U.S. in a disputed election that is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.
• Gisborne, New Zealand becomes the first city to enter the new millennium.

### 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: “\$1 in 2000 → 2005 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 Feb. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/australia/inflation/2000?amount=1&endYear=2005.