CA$100 in 1915 → CA$733.33 in 1980

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1915-1980 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.11% per year. Prices in 1980 are 633.3% higher than prices in 1915.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1915 is equivalent to CA$733.33 in 1980, a difference of CA$633.33 over 65 years.

The inflation rate in 1980 was 11.06%.

Inflation from 1915 to 1980
Cumulative price change 633.33%
Average inflation rate 3.11%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$633.33
CPI in 1915 6.3
CPI in 1980 46.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1915 to 1980

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1980 / CPI in 1915 * 1915 CAD value = 1980 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 6.3 in the year 1915 and 46.2 in 1980:

46.2 / 6.3 * CA$100 = CA$733.33

CA$100 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$733.33 in 1980.

News headlines from 1915

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • French troops force Germans back into the Champagne region suffering losses of 50,000 men and gaining several hundred yards.
  • Germany uses poison gas for the first time in WWI.
  • Almost 430,000 French, British and Germans are killed in the Battle of Loos.
  • The one-millionth Model T is produced by Ford Motor Company.

Inflation Data Source: The government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).

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