\$1 in 2000 is worth \$1.64 today

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Value of \$1 from 2000 to 2020

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, today's prices in 2020 are 63.52% higher than average prices since 2000. The Australian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.49% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to decrease.

In other words, \$1 in 2000 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.64 in 2020, a difference of \$0.64 over 20 years.

The 2000 inflation rate was 4.53%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2019 to 2020) is now 1.90%1. If this number holds, \$1 today will be equivalent in buying power to \$1.02 next year.

 Cumulative price change 63.52% Average inflation rate 2.49% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.64 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.64 CPI in 2000 71.500 CPI in 2020 116.919 Inflation in 2000 4.53% Inflation in 2020 1.90%

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 \$1.64 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$1 is equivalent to \$1.64 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 is worth less over 20 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: 2000-2020
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.
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This conversion table shows various other 2000 amounts in today's dollars, based on the 63.52% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a dollar today
Initial value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 2000 \$1.64 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 2000 \$8.18 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 2000 \$16.35 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 2000 \$81.76 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 2000 \$163.52 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 2000 \$817.62 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 2000 \$1,635.24 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 2000 \$8,176.19 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 2000 \$16,352.37 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 2000 \$81,761.85 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 2000 \$163,523.70 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 2000 \$817,618.52 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 2000 \$1,635,237.04 dollars today

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1 since 2000

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2000 and today:

CPI today CPI in 2000
×
2000 AUD value
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 71.5 in the year 2000 and 116.91944859999998 in 2020:

116.9194485999999871.5
×
\$1
=
\$1.64

\$1 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.64 in 2020.

To get the total inflation rate for the 20 years between 2000 and 2020, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2020 - CPI in 2000CPI in 2000
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (20 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

116.91944859999998 - 71.571.5
×
100
=
64%

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 → 2020 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Oct. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/australia/inflation/2000?amount=1&endYear=2020.

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