Value of 1969 Australian Dollars today

$100 in 1969

$1,233.7 in 2018

The inflation rate in Australia between 1969 and today has been 1,133.7%, which translates into a total increase of $1,133.7. This means that 100 dolars in 1969 are equivalent to 1,233.7 dolars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1969 equals $1,233.7 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 5.15%.

Inflation timeline in Australia (1969-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of $100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1969-2018) 1,118.48%
Total Inflation* 1,133.7%
Annual inflation avg. (1969-2018) 5.23%
Annual inflation avg.* 5.15%
CPI 1969 8.54
CPI 2018 104.11
CPI today* 105.41
$1 in 1969 $12.18 in 2018

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

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 compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: 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 49 years between 1969 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 5.1536%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.05)49 = $1,218.48

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1969 was 8.54 and the CPI today is 105.41. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
104.11/8.54
= $1,218.48

Australia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1969 $12.34 dolars today
$5 dolars in 1969 $61.69 dolars today
$10 dolars in 1969 $123.37 dolars today
$50 dolars in 1969 $616.85 dolars today
$100 dolars in 1969 $1,233.7 dolars today
$500 dolars in 1969 $6,168.51 dolars today
$1,000 dolars in 1969 $12,337.02 dolars today
$5,000 dolars in 1969 $61,685.09 dolars today
$10,000 dolars in 1969 $123,370.18 dolars today
$50,000 dolars in 1969 $616,850.91 dolars today
$100,000 dolars in 1969 $1,233,701.81 dolars today
$500,000 dolars in 1969 $6,168,509.06 dolars today
$1,000,000 dolars in 1969 $12,337,018.12 dolars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1969 100
1970 103.26
1971 108.7
1972 116.3
1973 121.74
1974 136.96
1975 159.78
1976 182.61
1977 208.7
1978 228.26
1979 245.65
1980 270.65
1981 295.65
1982 328.26
1983 365.22
1984 396.74
1985 406.52
1986 440.22
1987 482.61
1988 517.39
1989 556.52
1990 600
1991 641.3
1992 651.09
1993 653.26
1994 665.22
1995 682.61
1996 717.39
1997 728.26
1998 726.09
1999 736.96
2000 751.09
2001 794.57
2002 819.57
2003 843.48
2004 864.13
2005 885.87
2006 910.87
2007 941.3
2008 968.48
2009 1,004.35
2010 1,025
2011 1,053.26
2012 1,084.78
2013 1,108.7
2014 1,139.13
2015 1,158.7
2016 1,178.26
2017 1,195.65
2018 1,218.48
Today 1,233.7