Canadian inflation rate in 1925: 2.20%

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1925-2017 (CA$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1925 was 9.3. Statistics Canada uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to Statistics Canada, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.91% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1302.2% higher than prices in 1925.

In other words, CA$1 in the year 1925 is equivalent to CA$14.02 in 2017, a difference of CA$13.02 over 92 years.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.56%1. If this number holds, CA$1 today will be equivalent to CA$1.02 next year.

Inflation from 1925 to 2017
Cumulative price change 1302.15%
Average inflation rate 2.91%
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$13.02
CPI in 1925 9.3
CPI in 2017 130.4


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$1 since 1925

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1925 * 1925 CAD value = 2017 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.3 in the year 1925 and 130.4 in 2017:

130.4 / 9.3 * CA$1 = CA$14.02

CA$1 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$14.02 in 2017.


News headlines from 1925

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • Mein Kampf (previously: Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice) is published by Adolf Hitler .
  • The Ku Klux Klan's first national march takes place in Washington.
  • The last Qajar Shah of Iran is deposed with Reza Shah Pahlavi taking over.
  • Scopes monkey trial ends in Dayton, Tennessee, finding John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution.

Inflation Data Source: The government of Canada's annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1914 and computed by Statistics Canada (StatCan).


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