$1 in 1981 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.11 in 1982. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 11.07% per year between 1981 and 1982, producing a cumulative price increase of 11.07%. Purchasing power decreased by 11.07% in 1982 compared to 1981. On average, you would have to spend 11.07% more money in 1982 than in 1981 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1982 are 1.11 times higher than average prices since 1981, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The 1981 inflation rate was 9.47%. The inflation rate in 1982 was 11.07%. The 1982 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 3.39% per year between 1982 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1982 was 32.10. It was 28.90 in the previous year, 1981. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Statistics to officially determine inflation.

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Average inflation rate | 11.07% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.11 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.11 |

CPI in 1981 | 28.900 |

CPI in 1982 | 32.100 |

Inflation in 1981 | 9.47% |

Inflation in 1982 | 11.07% |

$1 in 1981 | $1.11 in 1982 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1981 and 1982:

CPI in 1982
CPI in 1981

×

1981 AUD value

=

1982 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 28.9 in the year 1981 and 32.1 in 1982:

32.128.9

×

$1

=

$1 in 1981 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.11 in 1982.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1981 and 1982, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1982 - CPI in 1981CPI in 1981

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

32.1 - 28.928.9

×

100

=

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

- Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the President of the United States.
- IBM introduces its first PC - Personal Computer.
- United States Center for Disease Control reports that pneumonia is affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles, which marks the beginning of the AIDS epidemic.

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Australia's annual (CPI) as provided by the Reserve Bank of Australia. The consumer price index was established in 1922 and is tracked by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1982 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Oct. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1982.

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in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

Average inflation rate | 11.07% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.11 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.11 |

CPI in 1981 | 28.900 |

CPI in 1982 | 32.100 |

Inflation in 1981 | 9.47% |

Inflation in 1982 | 11.07% |

$1 in 1981 | $1.11 in 1982 |