AU$100 in 1932 → AU$1,933.33 in 1987

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1932-1987 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.53% per year. Prices in 1987 are 1833.3% higher than prices in 1932.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1932 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1,933.33 in 1987, a difference of AU$1,833.33 over 55 years.

The inflation rate in 1987 was 8.41%.

Inflation from 1932 to 1987
Cumulative price change 1833.33%
Average inflation rate 5.53%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$1,833.33
CPI in 1932 2.4
CPI in 1987 46.4

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1932 to 1987

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1987 / CPI in 1932 * 1932 AUD value = 1987 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1932 and 46.4 in 1987:

46.4 / 2.4 * AU$100 = AU$1,933.33

AU$100 in 1932 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1,933.33 in 1987.

News headlines from 1932

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

  • Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • The first female transatlantic solo flight is completed by Amelia Earhart.
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation begins overseas transmission.

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: “1932 dollars in 1987 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 May. 2018,

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