$1 in 1942 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.03 in 1943. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.23% per year between 1942 and 1943, producing a cumulative price increase of 3.23%. Purchasing power decreased by 3.23% in 1943 compared to 1942. On average, you would have to spend 3.23% more money in 1943 than in 1942 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1943 are 1.03 times higher than average prices since 1942, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The 1942 inflation rate was 10.71%. The inflation rate in 1943 was 3.23%. The 1943 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 4.73% per year between 1943 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1943 was 3.20. It was 3.10 in the previous year, 1942. 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 | 3.23% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.03 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.03 |

CPI in 1942 | 3.100 |

CPI in 1943 | 3.200 |

Inflation in 1942 | 10.71% |

Inflation in 1943 | 3.23% |

$1 in 1942 | $1.03 in 1943 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1942 and 1943:

CPI in 1943
CPI in 1942

×

1942 AUD value

=

1943 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 3.1 in the year 1942 and 3.2 in 1943:

3.23.1

×

$1

=

$1 in 1942 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.03 in 1943.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1942 and 1943, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1943 - CPI in 1942CPI in 1942

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

3.2 - 3.13.1

×

100

=

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

- The 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge not to make separate peace deals with them.
- Wannsee conference takes place in Berlin:,Nazi officials organize the extermination of the European Jews', which is now known as the "final solution".
- Anne Frank gets a diary for her birthday.

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 1943 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Oct. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1943.

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

Average inflation rate | 3.23% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.03 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.03 |

CPI in 1942 | 3.100 |

CPI in 1943 | 3.200 |

Inflation in 1942 | 10.71% |

Inflation in 1943 | 3.23% |

$1 in 1942 | $1.03 in 1943 |