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Value of 2004 Australian Dollars today

$100 in 2004
$156.61 in 2022

The inflation rate in Australia between 2004 and today has been 56.61%, which translates into a total increase of $56.61. This means that 100 dollars in 2004 are equivalent to 156.61 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 2004 equals $156.61 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.52%.

Inflation timeline in Australia (2004 - 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 2004-2021 47.8%
Cumulative inflation 2004-today 56.61%
Avg. Annual inflation 2004-2021 2.32%
CPI 2004 75.04
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 2004 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value2004 ×
CPI2021/CPI2004
=$ 100 ×
110.91/75.04
$147.8

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

Valuetoday
=Value2004 ×
CPItoday/CPI2004
=$ 100 ×
117.52/75.04
$156.61

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 17 years between 2004 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.3249%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.023249)17
$147.8

Australia inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 2004 $1.48 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 2004 $7.39 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 2004 $14.78 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 2004 $73.9 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 2004 $147.8 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 2004 $739.02 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 2004 $1,478.03 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 2004 $7,390.16 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 2004 $14,780.33 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 2004 $73,901.63 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 2004 $147,803.26 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 2004 $739,016.32 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 2004 $1,478,032.63 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 2004 56.61%
Avg. annual inflation From 2004 2.52%
CPI 2004 75.04
CPI today 117.52

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
2004 100
2005 102.69
2006 106.34
2007 108.82
2008 113.55
2009 115.56
2010 118.94
2011 122.87
2012 125.03
2013 128.09
2014 131.28
2015 133.26
2016 134.96
2017 137.59
2018 140.22
2019 142.48
2020 143.69
2021 147.8
2022-Q1 153.34
Today 156.61

All available years

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