CA$100 in 1990 → CA$163.20 in 2017

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1990 to 2017

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 2017 are 63.20% higher than prices in 1990. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.83% per year during this period.

In other words, CA$100 in 1990 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$163.20 in 2017, a difference of CA$63.20 over 27 years.

The 1990 inflation rate was 4.99%. The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.56%. The 2017 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.22% per year between 2017 and 2018.

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Inflation from 1990 to 2017
Cumulative price change 63.20%
Average inflation rate 1.83%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$163.20
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$63.20
CPI in 1990 79.9
CPI in 2017 130.4
Inflation in 1990 4.99%
Inflation in 2017 1.56%


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


Buying power of CA$100 since 1990

This chart shows calculations of buying power equivalence over time for CA$100 in 1990 (price index tracking began in 1914).

According to Statistics Canada, each of these CAD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year CAD Value Inflation Rate
1990 CA$100.00 4.99%
1991 CA$103.75 3.75%
1992 CA$106.01 2.17%
1993 CA$107.76 1.65%
1994 CA$108.01 0.23%
1995 CA$109.89 1.74%
1996 CA$112.27 2.16%
1997 CA$113.14 0.78%
1998 CA$114.27 1.00%
1999 CA$117.27 2.63%
2000 CA$121.03 3.20%
2001 CA$121.90 0.72%
2002 CA$126.53 3.80%
2003 CA$129.16 2.08%
2004 CA$131.91 2.13%
2005 CA$134.67 2.09%
2006 CA$136.92 1.67%
2007 CA$140.18 2.38%
2008 CA$141.80 1.16%
2009 CA$143.68 1.32%
2010 CA$147.06 2.35%
2011 CA$150.44 2.30%
2012 CA$151.69 0.83%
2013 CA$153.57 1.24%
2014 CA$155.82 1.47%
2015 CA$158.32 1.61%
2016 CA$160.70 1.50%
2017 CA$163.20 1.56%
2018 CA$166.83 2.22%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for CA$100, 1990 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017CPI in 1990
×
1990 CAD value
=
2017 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 79.9 in the year 1990 and 130.4 in 2017:

130.479.9
×
CA$100
=
CA$163.20

CA$100 in 1990 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$163.20 in 2017.

To get the total inflation rate for the 27 years between 1990 and 2017, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2017 - CPI in 1990CPI in 1990
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (27 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

130.4 - 79.979.9
×
100
=
63%

News headlines from 1990

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

  • Nelson Mandela is released having spent 27 years in South African prison.
  • The Hubble Space Telescope takes its first photos from space.
  • Dr Penny Jamieson, becomes the first woman to be made an Anglican Bishop, in New Zeeland
  • The United States sends troops to Saudi Arabia, marking the beginning of Operation Desert Shield.

Data Source & Citation

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: “CA$100 in 1990 → 2017 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Sep. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1990-CAD-in-2017?amount=100.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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