# AU\$100 in 1938 → AU\$1,646.15 in 1986

## Australia Inflation Calculator

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### Australian Inflation Rate, 1938-1986 (AU\$100)

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 6.01% per year. Prices in 1986 are 1546.2% higher than prices in 1938.

In other words, AU\$100 in the year 1938 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU\$1,646.15 in 1986, a difference of AU\$1,546.15 over 48 years.

The inflation rate in 1986 was 9.18%.

 Cumulative price change 1546.15% Average inflation rate 6.01% Price difference (AU\$100 base) AU\$1,546.15 CPI in 1938 2.6 CPI in 1986 42.8

### How to calculate the inflation rate for AU\$100, 1938 to 1986

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1986 / CPI in 1938 * 1938 AUD value = 1986 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 2.6 in the year 1938 and 42.8 in 1986:

42.8 / 2.6 * AU\$100 = AU\$1,646.15

AU\$100 in 1938 has the same "purchasing power" as AU\$1,646.15 in 1986.