# Value of 1995 Australian Dollars today

\$100 in 1995

\$186.7 in 2021

The inflation rate in Australia between 1995 and today has been 86.7%, which translates into a total increase of \$86.7. This means that 100 dolars in 1995 are equivalent to 186.7 dolars in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of \$100 in 1995 equals \$186.7 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.34%.

## Inflation timeline in Australia (1995-2021)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of \$100 throughout the years due to 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1995-2021) 86.62%
Total Inflation* 86.7%
Annual inflation avg. (1995-2021) 2.43%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.34%
CPI 1995 58.32
CPI 2021 108.85
CPI today* 108.89
\$1 in 1995 \$1.87 in 2021

* 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 with 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 26 years between 1995 and 2021 and the average inflation rate has been 2.3394%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = \$100 * (1 + 0.02)26 = \$186.62

#### 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 1995 was 58.32 and the CPI today is 108.89. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= \$100 *
108.85/58.32
= \$186.62

### Australia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1995 \$1.87 dolars today
\$5 dolars in 1995 \$9.34 dolars today
\$10 dolars in 1995 \$18.67 dolars today
\$50 dolars in 1995 \$93.35 dolars today
\$100 dolars in 1995 \$186.7 dolars today
\$500 dolars in 1995 \$933.52 dolars today
\$1,000 dolars in 1995 \$1,867.05 dolars today
\$5,000 dolars in 1995 \$9,335.23 dolars today
\$10,000 dolars in 1995 \$18,670.46 dolars today
\$50,000 dolars in 1995 \$93,352.29 dolars today
\$100,000 dolars in 1995 \$186,704.57 dolars today
\$500,000 dolars in 1995 \$933,522.86 dolars today
\$1,000,000 dolars in 1995 \$1,867,045.72 dolars today

Period Value
1995 100
1996 105.1
1997 106.69
1998 106.37
1999 107.96
2000 110.03
2001 116.4
2002 120.06
2003 123.57
2004 126.59
2005 129.78
2006 133.44
2007 137.9
2008 141.88
2009 147.13
2010 150.16
2011 154.3
2012 158.92
2013 162.42
2014 166.88
2015 169.75
2016 172.61
2017 175.16
2018 178.5
2019 181.69
2020 185.03
2021 186.62
Today 186.7