CA$100 in 1920 → CA$412.50 in 1980

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1920-1980 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.39% per year. Prices in 1980 are 312.5% higher than prices in 1920.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1920 is equivalent to CA$412.50 in 1980, a difference of CA$312.50 over 60 years.

The inflation rate in 1980 was 11.06%.

Inflation from 1920 to 1980
Cumulative price change 312.50%
Average inflation rate 2.39%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$312.50
CPI in 1920 11.2
CPI in 1980 46.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1920 to 1980

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1980 / CPI in 1920 * 1920 CAD value = 1980 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 11.2 in the year 1920 and 46.2 in 1980:

46.2 / 11.2 * CA$100 = CA$412.50

CA$100 in 1920 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$412.50 in 1980.

News headlines from 1920

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

  • The League of Nations' first assembly takes place in Paris.
  • The British Parliament passes the Fourth Home Rule Act, dividing Ireland into two parts and leading to a yearlong Anglo-Irish war in the southern counties.
  • The Catholic Church canonizes Joan of Arc, formally making her a saint.
  • The 19th Amendment to the constitution is ratified granting U.S. woman suffrage for the first time.

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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