CA$100 in 1921 → CA$551.06 in 1981

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1921-1981 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.89% per year. Prices in 1981 are 451.1% higher than prices in 1921.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1921 is equivalent to CA$551.06 in 1981, a difference of CA$451.06 over 60 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.

Inflation from 1921 to 1981
Cumulative price change 451.06%
Average inflation rate 2.89%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$451.06
CPI in 1921 9.4
CPI in 1981 51.8

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1921 to 1981

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1921 * 1921 CAD value = 1981 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1921 and 51.8 in 1981:

51.8 / 9.4 * CA$100 = CA$551.06

CA$100 in 1921 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$551.06 in 1981.

News headlines from 1921

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

  • The Chinese Communist Party is founded by Chen Duxiu.
  • Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the United States House of Representatives.
  • Adolf Hitler is declared leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

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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