CA$100 in 1917 → CA$962.65 in 1990

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1917-1990 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.15% per year. Prices in 1990 are 862.7% higher than prices in 1917.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1917 is equivalent to CA$962.65 in 1990, a difference of CA$862.65 over 73 years.

The inflation rate in 1990 was 4.99%.

Inflation from 1917 to 1990
Cumulative price change 862.65%
Average inflation rate 3.15%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$862.65
CPI in 1917 8.3
CPI in 1990 79.9

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1917 to 1990

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1990 / CPI in 1917 * 1917 CAD value = 1990 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.3 in the year 1917 and 79.9 in 1990:

79.9 / 8.3 * CA$100 = CA$962.65

The "purchasing power" of CA$100 from 1917 is CA$962.65 in 1990.

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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