CA$100 in 1917 → CA$916.87 in 1989

Canada Inflation Calculator

CA$

Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1917 to 1989

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1989 are 816.87% higher than prices in 1917. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.13% per year during this period.

In other words, CA$100 in 1917 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$916.87 in 1989, a difference of CA$816.87 over 72 years.

The 1917 inflation rate was 15.28%. The inflation rate in 1989 was 5.26%. The 1989 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.95% per year between 1989 and 2018.


Inflation from 1917 to 1989
Cumulative price change 816.87%
Average inflation rate 3.13%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$916.87
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$816.87
CPI in 1917 8.300
CPI in 1989 76.100
Inflation in 1917 15.28%
Inflation in 1989 5.26%


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


Buying power of CA$100 since 1917

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for CA$100 in 1917 (price index tracking began in 1914).

According to Statistics Canada, each of these CAD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year CAD Value Inflation Rate
1917 CA$100.00 15.28%
1918 CA$113.25 13.25%
1919 CA$122.89 8.51%
1920 CA$134.94 9.80%
1921 CA$113.25 -16.07%
1922 CA$110.84 -2.13%
1923 CA$110.84 0.00%
1924 CA$109.64 -1.09%
1925 CA$112.05 2.20%
1926 CA$110.84 -1.08%
1927 CA$109.64 -1.09%
1928 CA$110.84 1.10%
1929 CA$113.25 2.17%
1930 CA$106.02 -6.38%
1931 CA$95.18 -10.23%
1932 CA$87.95 -7.59%
1933 CA$85.54 -2.74%
1934 CA$86.75 1.41%
1935 CA$89.16 2.78%
1936 CA$90.36 1.35%
1937 CA$93.98 4.00%
1938 CA$91.57 -2.56%
1939 CA$93.98 2.63%
1940 CA$98.80 5.13%
1941 CA$104.82 6.10%
1942 CA$108.43 3.45%
1943 CA$110.84 2.22%
1944 CA$108.43 -2.17%
1945 CA$110.84 2.22%
1946 CA$116.87 5.43%
1947 CA$133.73 14.43%
1948 CA$145.78 9.01%
1949 CA$146.99 0.83%
1950 CA$155.42 5.74%
1951 CA$172.29 10.85%
1952 CA$169.88 -1.40%
1953 CA$169.88 0.00%
1954 CA$169.88 0.00%
1955 CA$171.08 0.71%
1956 CA$175.90 2.82%
1957 CA$179.52 2.05%
1958 CA$184.34 2.68%
1959 CA$186.75 1.31%
1960 CA$189.16 1.29%
1961 CA$189.16 0.00%
1962 CA$192.77 1.91%
1963 CA$196.39 1.88%
1964 CA$200.00 1.84%
1965 CA$206.02 3.01%
1966 CA$213.25 3.51%
1967 CA$221.69 3.95%
1968 CA$231.33 4.35%
1969 CA$242.17 4.69%
1970 CA$244.58 1.00%
1971 CA$256.63 4.93%
1972 CA$269.88 5.16%
1973 CA$295.18 9.38%
1974 CA$332.53 12.65%
1975 CA$363.86 9.42%
1976 CA$384.34 5.63%
1977 CA$420.48 9.40%
1978 CA$456.63 8.60%
1979 CA$501.20 9.76%
1980 CA$556.63 11.06%
1981 CA$624.10 12.12%
1982 CA$681.93 9.27%
1983 CA$713.25 4.59%
1984 CA$739.76 3.72%
1985 CA$772.29 4.40%
1986 CA$804.82 4.21%
1987 CA$838.55 4.19%
1988 CA$871.08 3.88%
1989 CA$916.87 5.26%
1990 CA$962.65 4.99%
1991 CA$998.80 3.75%
1992 CA$1,020.48 2.17%
1993 CA$1,037.35 1.65%
1994 CA$1,039.76 0.23%
1995 CA$1,057.83 1.74%
1996 CA$1,080.72 2.16%
1997 CA$1,089.16 0.78%
1998 CA$1,100.00 1.00%
1999 CA$1,128.92 2.63%
2000 CA$1,165.06 3.20%
2001 CA$1,173.49 0.72%
2002 CA$1,218.07 3.80%
2003 CA$1,243.37 2.08%
2004 CA$1,269.88 2.13%
2005 CA$1,296.39 2.09%
2006 CA$1,318.07 1.67%
2007 CA$1,349.40 2.38%
2008 CA$1,365.06 1.16%
2009 CA$1,383.13 1.32%
2010 CA$1,415.66 2.35%
2011 CA$1,448.19 2.30%
2012 CA$1,460.24 0.83%
2013 CA$1,478.31 1.24%
2014 CA$1,500.00 1.47%
2015 CA$1,524.10 1.61%
2016 CA$1,546.99 1.50%
2017 CA$1,571.08 1.56%
2018 CA$1,606.02 2.22%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for CA$100, 1917 to 1989

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1989CPI in 1917
×
1917 CAD value
=
1989 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.3 in the year 1917 and 76.1 in 1989:

76.18.3
×
CA$100
=
CA$916.87

CA$100 in 1917 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$916.87 in 1989.

To get the total inflation rate for the 72 years between 1917 and 1989, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1989 - CPI in 1917CPI in 1917
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (72 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

76.1 - 8.38.3
×
100
=
817%

News headlines from 1917

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

  • 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.

Data Source & Citation

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).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “1917 dollars in 1989 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 17 Nov. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1917-CAD-in-1989.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


» Read more about inflation and investment.