CA$100 in 1916 → CA$1,301.39 in 1999

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1916-1999 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.14% per year. Prices in 1999 are 1201.4% higher than prices in 1916.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1916 is equivalent to CA$1,301.39 in 1999, a difference of CA$1,201.39 over 83 years.

The inflation rate in 1999 was 2.63%.

Inflation from 1916 to 1999
Cumulative price change 1201.39%
Average inflation rate 3.14%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,201.39
CPI in 1916 7.2
CPI in 1999 93.7

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1916 to 1999

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1999 / CPI in 1916 * 1916 CAD value = 1999 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.2 in the year 1916 and 93.7 in 1999:

93.7 / 7.2 * CA$100 = CA$1,301.39

CA$100 in 1916 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,301.39 in 1999.

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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