CA$100 in 1921 → CA$1,278.72 in 2011

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1921-2011 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.87% per year. Prices in 2011 are 1178.7% higher than prices in 1921.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1921 is equivalent to CA$1,278.72 in 2011, a difference of CA$1,178.72 over 90 years.

The inflation rate in 2011 was 2.30%.

Inflation from 1921 to 2011
Cumulative price change 1178.72%
Average inflation rate 2.87%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,178.72
CPI in 1921 9.4
CPI in 2011 120.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1921 to 2011

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2011 / CPI in 1921 * 1921 CAD value = 2011 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1921 and 120.2 in 2011:

120.2 / 9.4 * CA$100 = CA$1,278.72

CA$100 in 1921 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,278.72 in 2011.

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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