# Index calculator and other calculators

Statistics Austria provides online calculators here. For escalation calculations of any kind, please use the index calculator (as a simple index calculator or threshold value calculator). If you are interested in a personal inflation rate calculation, please use the personal inflation calculator.

How have the construction costs developed? Was the lease rightfully adjusted? When did the CPI exceed a certain threshold and thus make my rent more expensive? With the help of the index calculator (available in German only), you can carry out value protection calculations yourself free of charge.

In addition to the consumer price index, construction cost index, construction output price index and index of agreed minimum wages, the index calculator is offering further price indices since June 2024, including the agricultural price index and wholesale price index. Ten indices with additional sub-indices are currently available. The results can be exported as an OpenDocument spreadsheet format (ODS) and as a PDF file.

When using the index calculator, you first select one of the available indices. You can then choose between the index calculator or the threshold index calculator.

• The index calculator determines the performance of an amount between two specific points in time. You need the index series (e.g. consumer price index 2020), starting point and comparison point. Whereas previously only entire periods were available, you can now also use monthly, quarterly or annual intervals, depending on the index. The rates of change always refer to the starting point.
• The threshold index calculator calculates index adjustments when an agreed percentage limit is reached or exceeded. You need the index series (e.g. consumer price index 2020), starting point and the threshold value in per cent. The calculation is carried out up to the last available month or quarter. Positive and negative threshold values are automatically calculated and output (in the case of the consumer price index, only upward fluctuations are taken into account, as no deflation has been observed in recent decades).

For more detailed information and contact persons for the individual indices, please click on the respective link:

• Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a benchmark for general price developments and inflation in Austria.
• Agricultural Price Indices (API) are measures of price developments within agriculture and forestry.
• Construction Cost Indices (BKI) observe the development of costs that construction companies incur when performing construction activities as a result of changes to fundamental costs (materials and labour).
• Construction Output Price Index (BPI) provides information on the change in actual prices that the constructor has to pay for construction activities and serves as a deflator to determine the real change in construction output figures.
• Producer Price Indices for Services (SPPI) measure the average quarterly price development of services in selected service sectors.
• Wholesale Price Index (WPI) presents the monthly price trends of goods sold by wholesalers.
• Price Index for Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Benefits (KVLPI) measures the average price development of the most important insurance benefit components of motor vehicle insurance.
• Price Index for Machinery (MPI) is used to monitor price trends in the mechanical engineering industry.
• Price Index for Producer Durables (IGPI) shows the price trends that apply to the purchase of machinery and equipment (producer durables) for use in the production process. Equipment investments are, for example, cars for a taxi company, lathes for an engine factory, etc.
• Index of Agreed Minimum Wages (TLI) measures the minimum wage development in Austria on the basis of selected wage and salary positions.

This service only covers the mathematical aspects. Legal questions or ambiguities (e.g. whether a contract or the amount of a rent corresponds to the applicable legal situation) cannot be answered within the scope of the value assurance calculation. It is also not possible to say how long and whether valorised amounts may be charged back at all. For these questions, we may refer you to lawyers and notaries or consumer advice centres.

Please consult our German Website for tables containing further information.

With the personal inflation calculator you can calculate an inflation rate for your personal expenditure pattern and compare it with the national inflation rate.

The personal inflation calculator may be used for informational purposes only. The personal inflation rate is not an official indicator published by Statistics Austria and cannot be used for any contractual indexation (see index calculator). It should be noted that all claims against Statistics Austria of whatever type and based on whatever legal ground regarding the results of this tool have to be rejected.

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Last updated on 2024-06-13.