AU$40,000 in 2009 → AU$47,837.26 in 2018

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Australian Inflation Rate, AU$40,000 in 2009 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.01% per year. Prices in 2018 are 19.6% higher than prices in 2009.

In other words, AU$40,000 in 2009 is equivalent in purchasing power to AU$47,837.26 in 2018, a difference of AU$7,837.26 over 9 years.

The current inflation rate is now 0.45%1. If this number holds, AU$40,000 today will be equivalent to AU$40,179.86 next year.

Inflation from 2009 to 2018
Cumulative price change 19.59%
Average inflation rate 2.01%
Converted amount (AU$40,000 base) AU$47,837.26
Price difference (AU$40,000 base) AU$7,837.26
CPI in 2009 93.4
CPI in 2018 111.7

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for AU$40,000 since 2009

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 AUD value = 2018 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 93.4 in the year 2009 and 111.7 in 2018:

111.7 / 93.4 * AU$40,000 = AU$47,837.26

AU$40,000 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$47,837.26 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for AU$40,000 in 2009 (price index tracking began in 1922). Each of these AUD amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
Year AUD Value Inflation Rate
2009 AU$40,000.00 1.74%
2010 AU$41,156.32 2.89%
2011 AU$42,526.77 3.33%
2012 AU$43,254.82 1.71%
2013 AU$44,325.48 2.48%
2014 AU$45,438.97 2.51%
2015 AU$46,124.20 1.51%
2016 AU$46,723.77 1.30%
2017 AU$47,623.13 1.92%
2018 AU$47,837.26 0.45%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

News headlines from 2009

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

  • Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
  • An arrest warrant is issued for Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Sudanese President, by International Criminal Court, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is the first time a sitting head of state was indicted.
  • Chrysler, an automotive company, files for bankruptcy.

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$40,000 in 2009 → 2018 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 20 Jun. 2018,

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