CA$100 in 1937 → CA$1,379.49 in 2005

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1937-2005 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.93% per year. Prices in 2005 are 1279.5% higher than prices in 1937.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1937 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,379.49 in 2005, a difference of CA$1,279.49 over 68 years.

The inflation rate in 2005 was 2.09%.

Inflation from 1937 to 2005
Cumulative price change 1279.49%
Average inflation rate 3.93%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,279.49
CPI in 1937 7.8
CPI in 2005 107.6


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1937 to 2005

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2005 / CPI in 1937 * 1937 CAD value = 2005 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.8 in the year 1937 and 107.6 in 2005:

107.6 / 7.8 * CA$100 = CA$1,379.49

CA$100 in 1937 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,379.49 in 2005.


News headlines from 1937

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

  • The Second Sino-Japanese War starts when Japanese and Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge.
  • 193,000 Russians are executed by order of the Politburo's Operative Order 00447.
  • Adolf Hitler and his military leaders hold a secret meeting where he reveals his plan to go to war.

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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