AU$100 in 1935 → AU$1,204.17 in 1981

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Australian Inflation Rate, AU$100 in 1935 to 1981

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.56% per year. Prices in 1981 are 1104.2% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, AU$100 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1,204.17 in 1981, a difference of AU$1,104.17 over 46 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 9.47%.

Inflation from 1935 to 1981
Cumulative price change 1104.17%
Average inflation rate 5.56%
Converted amount (AU$100 base) AU$1,204.17
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$1,104.17
CPI in 1935 2.4
CPI in 1981 28.9

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1935 to 1981

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 AUD value = 1981 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1935 and 28.9 in 1981:

28.9 / 2.4 * AU$100 = AU$1,204.17

AU$100 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1,204.17 in 1981.

News headlines from 1935

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

  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by ordering German rearmament.
  • In an event known as "Black Sunday", a severe sandstorm strikes the US Midwest, coining the term "Dust Bowl".
  • Communist forces end their Long March bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.
  • First trans-pacific airmail flight by a flying boat the "China Clipper" that took off from Alameda, California

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: “1935 dollars in 1981 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jun. 2018,

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