CA$100 in 1917 → CA$871.08 in 1988

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1917-1988 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.10% per year. Prices in 1988 are 771.1% higher than prices in 1917.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1917 is equivalent to CA$871.08 in 1988, a difference of CA$771.08 over 71 years.

The inflation rate in 1988 was 3.88%.

Inflation from 1917 to 1988
Cumulative price change 771.08%
Average inflation rate 3.10%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$771.08
CPI in 1917 8.3
CPI in 1988 72.3

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1917 to 1988

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1988 / CPI in 1917 * 1917 CAD value = 1988 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.3 in the year 1917 and 72.3 in 1988:

72.3 / 8.3 * CA$100 = CA$871.08

CA$100 in 1917 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$871.08 in 1988.

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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