CA$100 in 1917 → CA$1,243.37 in 2003

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1917-2003 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.97% per year. Prices in 2003 are 1143.4% higher than prices in 1917.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1917 is equivalent to CA$1,243.37 in 2003, a difference of CA$1,143.37 over 86 years.

The inflation rate in 2003 was 2.08%.

Inflation from 1917 to 2003
Cumulative price change 1143.37%
Average inflation rate 2.97%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,143.37
CPI in 1917 8.3
CPI in 2003 103.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1917 to 2003

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2003 / CPI in 1917 * 1917 CAD value = 2003 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.3 in the year 1917 and 103.2 in 2003:

103.2 / 8.3 * CA$100 = CA$1,243.37

CA$100 in 1917 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,243.37 in 2003.

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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