Canadian inflation rate in 1925: 2.20%

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1925-2018 (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 consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.88% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1307.5% higher than prices in 1925.

In other words, CA$1 in the year 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$14.08 in 2018, a difference of CA$13.08 over 93 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 0.38%1. If this number holds, CA$1 today will be equivalent to CA$1.00 next year.

Inflation from 1925 to 2018
Cumulative price change 1307.53%
Average inflation rate 2.88%
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$13.08
CPI in 1925 9.3
CPI in 2018 130.9

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 2018 / CPI in 1925 * 1925 CAD value = 2018 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.3 in the year 1925 and 130.9 in 2018:

130.9 / 9.3 * CA$1 = CA$14.08

CA$1 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$14.08 in 2018.

News headlines from 1925

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

  • Mein Kampf 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

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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