AU$100 in 1930 → AU$2,992.59 in 2004

Australia Inflation Calculator


Australian Inflation Rate, 1930-2004 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.70% per year. Prices in 2004 are 2892.6% higher than prices in 1930.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$2,992.59 in 2004, a difference of AU$2,892.59 over 74 years.

The inflation rate in 2004 was 2.28%.

Inflation from 1930 to 2004
Cumulative price change 2892.59%
Average inflation rate 4.70%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$2,892.59
CPI in 1930 2.7
CPI in 2004 80.8

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1930 to 2004

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2004 / CPI in 1930 * 1930 AUD value = 2004 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.7 in the year 1930 and 80.8 in 2004:

80.8 / 2.7 * AU$100 = AU$2,992.59

AU$100 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$2,992.59 in 2004.

News headlines from 1930

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.

Inflation Data Source

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: “AU$100 in 1930 → 2004 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 May. 2018,

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