CA$100 in 1919 → CA$1,258.82 in 2016

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1919-2016 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.65% per year. Prices in 2016 are 1158.8% higher than prices in 1919.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1919 is equivalent to CA$1,258.82 in 2016, a difference of CA$1,158.82 over 97 years.

The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.50%.

Inflation from 1919 to 2016
Cumulative price change 1158.82%
Average inflation rate 2.65%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,158.82
CPI in 1919 10.2
CPI in 2016 128.4


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1919 to 2016

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2016 / CPI in 1919 * 1919 CAD value = 2016 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 10.2 in the year 1919 and 128.4 in 2016:

128.4 / 10.2 * CA$100 = CA$1,258.82

CA$100 in 1919 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,258.82 in 2016.


News headlines from 1919

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

  • The German Farmer's Party, which would later develop into National Socialist Party, is formed.
  • The Bolshevik party re-establishes the idea of a five-member Politburo at the 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party, making it the central body of political power in the Soviet Union. Its first members were Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky.
  • The Turkish War of Independence begins after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's lands at Samsun, on the Black Sea.
  • The Treaty of Versailles, is signed ending World War I and establishing the League of Nations.

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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