AU$1 in 2015 → AU$1.07 in 2019

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AU$1 in 2015 → AU$1.07 in 2019

Australian Inflation Rate, AU$1 in 2015 to 2019

According to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index, today's prices in 2019 are 6.54% higher than average prices throughout 2015. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.60% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, AU$1 in 2015 is equivalent in purchasing power to about AU$1.07 in 2019, a difference of AU$0.07 over 4 years.

The 2015 inflation rate was 1.51%. The current inflation rate (2018 to 2019) is now 1.90%1. If this number holds, AU$1 today will be equivalent in buying power to AU$1.02 next year.


Inflation from 2015 to 2019
Cumulative price change 6.54%
Average inflation rate 1.60%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.07
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.07
CPI in 2015 107.700
CPI in 2019 114.739
Inflation in 2015 1.51%
Inflation in 2019 1.90%

AUD inflation chart from 1922 to 2017


Buying power of AU$1 in 2015

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for AU$1 in 2015 (price index tracking began in 1922).

According to the Bureau of Statistics, each of these AUD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
2015 AU$1.00 1.51%
2016 AU$1.01 1.30%
2017 AU$1.03 1.92%
2018 AU$1.05 1.26%
2019 AU$1.07 1.90%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for AU$1 since 2015

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019CPI in 2015
×
2015 AUD value
=
2019 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 107.7 in the year 2015 and 114.73939999999999 in 2019:

114.73939999999999107.7
×
AU$1
=
AU$1.07

AU$1 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as AU$1.07 in 2019.

To get the total inflation rate for the 4 years between 2015 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2019 - CPI in 2015CPI in 2015
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (4 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

114.73939999999999 - 107.7107.7
×
100
=
7%

News headlines from 2015

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

  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro, hold the first meeting between Cuban and American leaders since the Cuban Revolution.
  • The population of India reaches 1 billion (officially). The billionth baby was named Astha Arora.
  • Donald Trump announces his intention to join the US presidential campaign.
  • China brings an end to its one child policy, 35 years after it was first introduced.

Data Source & Citation

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$1 in 2015 → 2019 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Sep. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/2015-AUD-in-2019?amount=1.

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Inflation from 2015 to 2019
Cumulative price change 6.54%
Average inflation rate 1.60%
Converted amount (AU$1 base) AU$1.07
Price difference (AU$1 base) AU$0.07
CPI in 2015 107.700
CPI in 2019 114.739
Inflation in 2015 1.51%
Inflation in 2019 1.90%
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