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Value of 1952 Australian Dollars today

$100 in 1952
$2,066.01 in 2022

The inflation rate in Australia between 1952 and today has been 1,966.01%, which translates into a total increase of $1,966.01. This means that 100 dollars in 1952 are equivalent to 2,066.01 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1952 equals $2,066.01 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 4.42%.

Inflation timeline in Australia (1952 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of $100 due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.

All calculations are performed in the local currency (AUD) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1952-2021 1,849.8%
Cumulative inflation 1952-today 1,966.01%
Avg. Annual inflation 1952-2021 4.4%
CPI 1952 5.69
CPI 2021 110.91
CPI 2022-Q1 (latest official data) 115.07
CPI today 117.52

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1952 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1952 ×
CPI2021/CPI1952
=$ 100 ×
110.91/5.69
$1,949.8

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 117.52:

Valuetoday
=Value1952 ×
CPItoday/CPI1952
=$ 100 ×
117.52/5.69
$2,066.01

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: FV = PV × (1 + i)n, where:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much are $100 worth today. There are 69 years between 1952 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 4.3988%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.043988)69
$1,949.8

Australia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1952 $19.5 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1952 $97.49 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1952 $194.98 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1952 $974.9 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1952 $1,949.8 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1952 $9,748.98 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1952 $19,497.97 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1952 $97,489.83 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1952 $194,979.66 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1952 $974,898.28 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1952 $1,949,796.55 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1952 $9,748,982.76 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1952 $19,497,965.51 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1952 1,966.01%
Avg. annual inflation From 1952 4.42%
CPI 1952 5.69
CPI today 117.52

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1952 100
1953 104.49
1954 106.12
1955 107.76
1956 113.88
1957 117.14
1958 117.96
1959 120.41
1960 124.9
1961 127.76
1962 127.35
1963 128.16
1964 131.84
1965 136.33
1966 140.82
1967 145.71
1968 149.39
1969 154.29
1970 159.59
1971 169.39
1972 179.59
1973 195.92
1974 226.12
1975 260.41
1976 295.1
1977 331.43
1978 357.96
1979 390.61
1980 430.2
1981 471.02
1982 524.49
1983 577.14
1984 600
1985 640.41
1986 698.37
1987 757.96
1988 812.65
1989 873.88
1990 937.96
1991 967.76
1992 977.55
1993 994.69
1994 1,014.29
1995 1,061.22
1996 1,088.98
1997 1,091.43
1998 1,100.82
1999 1,117.14
2000 1,166.94
2001 1,218.37
2002 1,254.69
2003 1,288.98
2004 1,319.18
2005 1,354.69
2006 1,402.86
2007 1,435.51
2008 1,497.96
2009 1,524.49
2010 1,568.98
2011 1,620.82
2012 1,649.39
2013 1,689.8
2014 1,731.84
2015 1,757.96
2016 1,780.41
2017 1,815.1
2018 1,849.8
2019 1,879.59
2020 1,895.51
2021 1,949.8
2022-Q1 2,022.86
Today 2,066.01

All available years

Today's value of australian dollars by year:

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