CA$100 in 1918 → CA$491.49 in 1980

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

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, 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 in purchasing power 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 influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • 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

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).

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