Canadian inflation rate in 1927: -1.09%

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1927-2017 (CA$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1927 was 9.1. 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 3.00% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1333.0% higher than prices in 1927.

In other words, CA$1 in the year 1927 is equivalent to CA$14.33 in 2017, a difference of CA$13.33 over 90 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 1927 to 2017
Cumulative price change 1332.97%
Average inflation rate 3.00%
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$13.33
CPI in 1927 9.1
CPI in 2017 130.4

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$1 since 1927

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1927 * 1927 CAD value = 2017 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.1 in the year 1927 and 130.4 in 2017:

130.4 / 9.1 * CA$1 = CA$14.33

The "purchasing power" of CA$1 from 1927 is CA$14.33 in 2017.

News headlines from 1927

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

  • The counter revolution begins in Shanghai by Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek.
  • Charles Lindbergh completes the first non-stop flight over the Atlantic.
  • Saudi Arabia is granted its independence from Great Britain after signing the Treaty of Jeddah.

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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