Canadian inflation rate in 1926: -1.08%

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1926-2018 (CA$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1926 was 9.2. 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 2.93% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1322.8% higher than prices in 1926.

In other words, CA$1 in the year 1926 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$14.23 in 2018, a difference of CA$13.23 over 92 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 1926 to 2018
Cumulative price change 1322.83%
Average inflation rate 2.93%
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$13.23
CPI in 1926 9.2
CPI in 2018 130.9

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$1 since 1926

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1926 * 1926 CAD value = 2018 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.2 in the year 1926 and 130.9 in 2018:

130.9 / 9.2 * CA$1 = CA$14.23

CA$1 in 1926 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$14.23 in 2018.

News headlines from 1926

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

  • Abdulaziz Ibn Saud is declared King of Nejd and Hejaz.
  • In support of striking coal miners, Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike one minute to midnight, known as the British General Strike.
  • Trotsky and his followers are thrown out by the Russian Politburo.
  • Autonomy inside the British Commonwealth is gained after the Imperial Conference.

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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