CA$100 in 1916 → CA$1,245.83 in 1996

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1916-1996 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.20% per year. Prices in 1996 are 1145.8% higher than prices in 1916.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1916 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,245.83 in 1996, a difference of CA$1,145.83 over 80 years.

The inflation rate in 1996 was 2.16%.

Inflation from 1916 to 1996
Cumulative price change 1145.83%
Average inflation rate 3.20%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,145.83
CPI in 1916 7.2
CPI in 1996 89.7

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1916 to 1996

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1996 / CPI in 1916 * 1916 CAD value = 1996 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.2 in the year 1916 and 89.7 in 1996:

89.7 / 7.2 * CA$100 = CA$1,245.83

CA$100 in 1916 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,245.83 in 1996.

News headlines from 1916

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

  • 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

Raw data for these calculations comes from the government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).

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