CA$100 in 1941 → CA$595.40 in 1981

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1941-1981 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.56% per year. Prices in 1981 are 495.4% higher than prices in 1941.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1941 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$595.40 in 1981, a difference of CA$495.40 over 40 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.

Inflation from 1941 to 1981
Cumulative price change 495.40%
Average inflation rate 4.56%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$495.40
CPI in 1941 8.7
CPI in 1981 51.8


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1941 to 1981

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1941 * 1941 CAD value = 1981 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.7 in the year 1941 and 51.8 in 1981:

51.8 / 8.7 * CA$100 = CA$595.40

CA$100 in 1941 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$595.40 in 1981.


News headlines from 1941

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

  • 6,000 Jews are exterminated in the Bucharest pogrom in Romania.
  • Kuomintang troops open fire at communist forces, leading to the resumption of the Chinese civil war.
  • The British battle cruiser the HMS Hood is sunk by the German Battleship Bismarck, leading to 1,416 dead and only 3 survivors.
  • Germany, Italy, and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union.

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).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “1941 dollars in 1981 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” FinanceRef Inflation Calculator, Alioth Finance, 20 Feb. 2018, http://www.in2013dollars.com/1941-CAD-in-1981.


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