CA$100 in 1935 → CA$700.00 in 1981

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1935-1981 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.32% per year. Prices in 1981 are 600.0% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$700.00 in 1981, a difference of CA$600.00 over 46 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.

Inflation from 1935 to 1981
Cumulative price change 600.00%
Average inflation rate 4.32%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$600.00
CPI in 1935 7.4
CPI in 1981 51.8

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1935 to 1981

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 CAD value = 1981 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.4 in the year 1935 and 51.8 in 1981:

51.8 / 7.4 * CA$100 = CA$700.00

CA$100 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$700.00 in 1981.

News headlines from 1935

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

  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by ordering German rearmament.
  • In an event known as "Black Sunday", a severe sandstorm strikes the US Midwest, coining the term "Dust Bowl".
  • Communist forces end their Long March bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.
  • First trans-pacific airmail flight by a flying boat the "China Clipper" that took off from Alameda, California

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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