Value of 1982 Australian Dollars today

$100 in 1982

$375.83 in 2018

The inflation rate in Australia between 1982 and today has been 275.83%, which translates into a total increase of $275.83. This means that 100 dolars in 1982 are equivalent to 375.83 dolars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1982 equals $375.83 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 3.64%.

Inflation timeline in Australia (1982-2018)

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 (1982-2018) 271.19%
Total Inflation* 275.83%
Annual inflation avg. (1982-2018) 3.71%
Annual inflation avg.* 3.64%
CPI 1982 28.05
CPI 2018 104.11
CPI today* 105.41
$1 in 1982 $3.71 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 36 years between 1982 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 3.6431%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.04)36 = $371.19

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 1982 was 28.05 and the CPI today is 105.41. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
104.11/28.05
= $371.19

Australia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1982 $3.76 dolars today
$5 dolars in 1982 $18.79 dolars today
$10 dolars in 1982 $37.58 dolars today
$50 dolars in 1982 $187.91 dolars today
$100 dolars in 1982 $375.83 dolars today
$500 dolars in 1982 $1,879.15 dolars today
$1,000 dolars in 1982 $3,758.3 dolars today
$5,000 dolars in 1982 $18,791.48 dolars today
$10,000 dolars in 1982 $37,582.96 dolars today
$50,000 dolars in 1982 $187,914.8 dolars today
$100,000 dolars in 1982 $375,829.61 dolars today
$500,000 dolars in 1982 $1,879,148.03 dolars today
$1,000,000 dolars in 1982 $3,758,296.07 dolars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1982 100
1983 111.26
1984 120.86
1985 123.84
1986 134.11
1987 147.02
1988 157.62
1989 169.54
1990 182.78
1991 195.36
1992 198.34
1993 199.01
1994 202.65
1995 207.95
1996 218.54
1997 221.85
1998 221.19
1999 224.5
2000 228.81
2001 242.05
2002 249.67
2003 256.95
2004 263.25
2005 269.87
2006 277.48
2007 286.75
2008 295.03
2009 305.96
2010 312.25
2011 320.86
2012 330.46
2013 337.75
2014 347.02
2015 352.98
2016 358.94
2017 364.24
2018 371.19
Today 375.83