Value of 1994 Australian Dollars today

$100 in 1994

$185.46 in 2018

The inflation rate in Australia between 1994 and today has been 85.46%, which translates into a total increase of $85.46. This means that 100 dolars in 1994 are equivalent to 185.46 dolars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1994 equals $185.46 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.5%.

Inflation timeline in Australia (1994-2018)

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 (1994-2018) 83.17%
Total Inflation* 85.46%
Annual inflation avg. (1994-2018) 2.55%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.5%
CPI 1994 56.84
CPI 2018 104.11
CPI today* 105.41
$1 in 1994 $1.83 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 24 years between 1994 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.5014%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.03)24 = $183.17

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 1994 was 56.84 and the CPI today is 105.41. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
104.11/56.84
= $183.17

Australia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1994 $1.85 dolars today
$5 dolars in 1994 $9.27 dolars today
$10 dolars in 1994 $18.55 dolars today
$50 dolars in 1994 $92.73 dolars today
$100 dolars in 1994 $185.46 dolars today
$500 dolars in 1994 $927.29 dolars today
$1,000 dolars in 1994 $1,854.58 dolars today
$5,000 dolars in 1994 $9,272.92 dolars today
$10,000 dolars in 1994 $18,545.84 dolars today
$50,000 dolars in 1994 $92,729.21 dolars today
$100,000 dolars in 1994 $185,458.42 dolars today
$500,000 dolars in 1994 $927,292.11 dolars today
$1,000,000 dolars in 1994 $1,854,584.23 dolars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1994 100
1995 102.61
1996 107.84
1997 109.48
1998 109.15
1999 110.78
2000 112.91
2001 119.44
2002 123.2
2003 126.8
2004 129.9
2005 133.17
2006 136.93
2007 141.5
2008 145.59
2009 150.98
2010 154.08
2011 158.33
2012 163.07
2013 166.67
2014 171.24
2015 174.18
2016 177.12
2017 179.74
2018 183.17
Today 185.46