CA$100 in 1918 → CA$901.06 in 1992

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1918-1992 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.02% per year. Prices in 1992 are 801.1% higher than prices in 1918.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1918 is equivalent to CA$901.06 in 1992, a difference of CA$801.06 over 74 years.

The inflation rate in 1992 was 2.17%.

Inflation from 1918 to 1992
Cumulative price change 801.06%
Average inflation rate 3.02%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$801.06
CPI in 1918 9.4
CPI in 1992 84.7


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1918 to 1992

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1992 / CPI in 1918 * 1918 CAD value = 1992 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1918 and 84.7 in 1992:

84.7 / 9.4 * CA$100 = CA$901.06

CA$100 in 1918 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$901.06 in 1992.


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).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “1918 dollars in 1992 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” FinanceRef Inflation Calculator, Alioth Education, 12 Dec. 2017, http://www.in2013dollars.com/1918-CAD-in-1992.


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