CA$100 in 1931 → CA$584.81 in 1980

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1931-1980 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.67% per year. Prices in 1980 are 484.8% higher than prices in 1931.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1931 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$584.81 in 1980, a difference of CA$484.81 over 49 years.

The inflation rate in 1980 was 11.06%.

Inflation from 1931 to 1980
Cumulative price change 484.81%
Average inflation rate 3.67%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$484.81
CPI in 1931 7.9
CPI in 1980 46.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1931 to 1980

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1980 / CPI in 1931 * 1931 CAD value = 1980 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.9 in the year 1931 and 46.2 in 1980:

46.2 / 7.9 * CA$100 = CA$584.81

CA$100 in 1931 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$584.81 in 1980.

News headlines from 1931

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

  • The Empire State Building opens in New York.
  • A railway explosion is faked by the Japanese in order to create a pretext for their Manchuria invasion.
  • Proclamation of the Chinese People's Republic by Mao Zedong.

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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