CA$100 in 1920 → CA$462.50 in 1981

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1920-1981 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.54% per year. Prices in 1981 are 362.5% higher than prices in 1920.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1920 is equivalent to CA$462.50 in 1981, a difference of CA$362.50 over 61 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.

Inflation from 1920 to 1981
Cumulative price change 362.50%
Average inflation rate 2.54%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$362.50
CPI in 1920 11.2
CPI in 1981 51.8

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1920 to 1981

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1920 * 1920 CAD value = 1981 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 11.2 in the year 1920 and 51.8 in 1981:

51.8 / 11.2 * CA$100 = CA$462.50

CA$100 in 1920 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$462.50 in 1981.

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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