$1 in 1998 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.01 in 1999. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.48% per year between 1998 and 1999, producing a cumulative price increase of 1.48%. Purchasing power decreased by 1.48% in 1999 compared to 1998. On average, you would have to spend 1.48% more money in 1999 than in 1998 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1999 are 1.01 times higher than average prices since 1998, according to the Bureau of Statistics consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1998 was 0.75%. The inflation rate in 1999 was 1.48%. The 1999 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.51% per year between 1999 and 2021.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1999 was 68.40. It was 67.40 in the previous year, 1998. 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 | 1.48% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.01 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.01 |

CPI in 1998 | 67.400 |

CPI in 1999 | 68.400 |

Inflation in 1998 | 0.75% |

Inflation in 1999 | 1.48% |

$1 in 1998 | $1.01 in 1999 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1998 and 1999:

CPI in 1999
CPI in 1998

×

1998 AUD value

=

1999 AUD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Australian CPI was 67.4 in the year 1998 and 68.4 in 1999:

68.467.4

×

$1

=

$1 in 1998 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.01 in 1999.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1998 and 1999, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1999 - CPI in 1998CPI in 1998

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

68.4 - 67.467.4

×

100

=

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

- Osama Bin Laden declares a Jihad against Jews and Crusaders.
- The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland.
- President of the US Bill Clinton admits that he had an "improper physical relationship" with an intern and then denied it in the same day. The event has come to be known as the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

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 1999 | Australia Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 6 Dec. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/Australia-inflation-rate-in-1999.

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

Average inflation rate | 1.48% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.01 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.01 |

CPI in 1998 | 67.400 |

CPI in 1999 | 68.400 |

Inflation in 1998 | 0.75% |

Inflation in 1999 | 1.48% |

$1 in 1998 | $1.01 in 1999 |