CA$100 in 1921 → CA$961.70 in 1997

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1921-1997 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.02% per year. Prices in 1997 are 861.7% higher than prices in 1921.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1921 is equivalent to CA$961.70 in 1997, a difference of CA$861.70 over 76 years.

The inflation rate in 1997 was 0.78%.

Inflation from 1921 to 1997
Cumulative price change 861.70%
Average inflation rate 3.02%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$861.70
CPI in 1921 9.4
CPI in 1997 90.4


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1921 to 1997

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1997 / CPI in 1921 * 1921 CAD value = 1997 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1921 and 90.4 in 1997:

90.4 / 9.4 * CA$100 = CA$961.70

CA$100 in 1921 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$961.70 in 1997.


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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