Consumer Price Index Inflation Calculator

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Find out how much purchasing power has changed over time!

This application uses data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics publication Consumer Price Index (Cat. no. 6401.0) for Quarterly indexes and Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods (Cat. no. 6461.0) for Annual indexes to demonstrate the change in purchasing power of an amount of money between two chosen dates. The difference shown between the user's input value and what the CPI Inflation Calculator outputs demonstrates the effect of inflation over time.

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Please note that from February 1966 Australian Currency was decimalised.

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The results produced by this Calculator are intended as guides only and should not be regarded as official Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) calculations.

While every effort has been made by the ABS to ensure that the data and formulae used to generate the results are accurate, the ABS accepts no liability or responsibility for the resulting calculations. The ABS recommends that users exercise their own care and judgment with respect to the Calculator's use, and interpretation of its results.