AU$100 in 1935 → AU$1,475 in 1983

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Australian Inflation Rate, 1935-1983 (AU$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 5.77% per year. Prices in 1983 are 1375.0% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, AU$100 in the year 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$1,475 in 1983, a difference of AU$1,375.00 over 48 years.

The inflation rate in 1983 was 10.28%.

Inflation from 1935 to 1983
Cumulative price change 1375.00%
Average inflation rate 5.77%
Price difference (AU$100 base) AU$1,375.00
CPI in 1935 2.4
CPI in 1983 35.4

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$100, 1935 to 1983

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1983 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 AUD value = 1983 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.4 in the year 1935 and 35.4 in 1983:

35.4 / 2.4 * AU$100 = AU$1,475

AU$100 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as AU$1,475 in 1983.

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 1983 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 May. 2018,

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