CA$100 in 1917 → CA$916.87 in 1989

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1917-1989 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.13% per year. Prices in 1989 are 816.9% higher than prices in 1917.

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

The inflation rate in 1989 was 5.26%.

Inflation from 1917 to 1989
Cumulative price change 816.87%
Average inflation rate 3.13%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$816.87
CPI in 1917 8.3
CPI in 1989 76.1


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1917 to 1989

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1989 / CPI 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:

76.1 / 8.3 * CA$100 = CA$916.87

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


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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