CA$100 in 1918 → CA$491.49 in 1980

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1918-1980 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.60% per year. Prices in 1980 are 391.5% higher than prices in 1918.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1918 is equivalent to CA$491.49 in 1980, a difference of CA$391.49 over 62 years.

The inflation rate in 1980 was 11.06%.

Inflation from 1918 to 1980
Cumulative price change 391.49%
Average inflation rate 2.60%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$391.49
CPI in 1918 9.4
CPI in 1980 46.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1918 to 1980

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1980 / CPI in 1918 * 1918 CAD value = 1980 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1918 and 46.2 in 1980:

46.2 / 9.4 * CA$100 = CA$491.49

CA$100 in 1918 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$491.49 in 1980.

News headlines from 1918

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • First recorded case of Spanish flu in Kansas, marking the beginning of a worldwide pandemic killing millions.
  • The Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Communist Party.
  • Moscow is declared the capital of Russia.
  • Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is executed along with his family by a Bolshevik squad in Ekaterinburg.

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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