CA$100 in 1917 → CA$556.63 in 1980

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1917-1980 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.76% per year. Prices in 1980 are 456.6% higher than prices in 1917.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1917 is equivalent to CA$556.63 in 1980, a difference of CA$456.63 over 63 years.

The inflation rate in 1980 was 11.06%.

Inflation from 1917 to 1980
Cumulative price change 456.63%
Average inflation rate 2.76%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$456.63
CPI in 1917 8.3
CPI in 1980 46.2


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1917 to 1980

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1980 / CPI in 1917 * 1917 CAD value = 1980 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.3 in the year 1917 and 46.2 in 1980:

46.2 / 8.3 * CA$100 = CA$556.63

The "purchasing power" of CA$100 from 1917 is CA$556.63 in 1980.


News headlines from 1917

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

  • The Russian "February Revolution" begins, alongside protests celebrating Women's Day and St Petersburg riots.
  • Tsar Nicholas II abdicates nominating his brother, Grand Duke Michael to succeed him.
  • President Wilson asks US Congress to declare war against Germany.
  • Vladimir Lenin issues the "April Theses" appealing for Soviets to take power during Russian Revolution.
  • Leon Trotsky becomes chairman of the Petrograd Soviet after the Bolsheviks gain control.

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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