CA$100 in 1920 → CA$807.14 in 1997

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1920-1997 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.75% per year. Prices in 1997 are 707.1% higher than prices in 1920.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1920 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$807.14 in 1997, a difference of CA$707.14 over 77 years.

The inflation rate in 1997 was 0.78%.

Inflation from 1920 to 1997
Cumulative price change 707.14%
Average inflation rate 2.75%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$707.14
CPI in 1920 11.2
CPI in 1997 90.4


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1920 to 1997

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1997 / CPI in 1920 * 1920 CAD value = 1997 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 11.2 in the year 1920 and 90.4 in 1997:

90.4 / 11.2 * CA$100 = CA$807.14

CA$100 in 1920 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$807.14 in 1997.


News headlines from 1920

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • 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

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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