CA$100 in 1916 → CA$719.44 in 1981

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1916-1981 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.08% per year. Prices in 1981 are 619.4% higher than prices in 1916.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1916 is equivalent to CA$719.44 in 1981, a difference of CA$619.44 over 65 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.

Inflation from 1916 to 1981
Cumulative price change 619.44%
Average inflation rate 3.08%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$619.44
CPI in 1916 7.2
CPI in 1981 51.8

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1916 to 1981

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1916 * 1916 CAD value = 1981 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.2 in the year 1916 and 51.8 in 1981:

51.8 / 7.2 * CA$100 = CA$719.44

CA$100 in 1916 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$719.44 in 1981.

News headlines from 1916

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

  • Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople, leading to ANZAC forces withdrawal from the Gallipoli Peninsula.
  • An estimated 1 million men are killed during the Battle of Verdun.
  • The Easter Rising ends after Irish republicans abandon the post office in Dublin and surrenders.
  • Tanks known as, 'Little Willies', are used for the first time at the Battle of the Somme.
  • The first aerial combat in France is won by Manfred von Richthofen, known as The Red Baron, German Luftstreitkrafte flying ace

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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