CA$100 in 1917 → CA$624.10 in 1981

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1917-1981 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.90% per year. Prices in 1981 are 524.1% higher than prices in 1917.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1917 is equivalent to CA$624.10 in 1981, a difference of CA$524.10 over 64 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.

Inflation from 1917 to 1981
Cumulative price change 524.10%
Average inflation rate 2.90%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$524.10
CPI in 1917 8.3
CPI in 1981 51.8


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1917 to 1981

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1917 * 1917 CAD value = 1981 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.3 in the year 1917 and 51.8 in 1981:

51.8 / 8.3 * CA$100 = CA$624.10

CA$100 in 1917 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$624.10 in 1981.


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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