Canadian inflation rate in 1935: 2.78%

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1935-2017 (CA$1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1935 was 7.4. 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 3.56% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1662.2% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, CA$1 in the year 1935 is equivalent to CA$17.62 in 2017, a difference of CA$16.62 over 82 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 1935 to 2017
Cumulative price change 1662.16%
Average inflation rate 3.56%
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$16.62
CPI in 1935 7.4
CPI in 2017 130.4

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$1 since 1935

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 CAD value = 2017 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.4 in the year 1935 and 130.4 in 2017:

130.4 / 7.4 * CA$1 = CA$17.62

CA$1 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$17.62 in 2017.

News headlines from 1935

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

  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles ordering German rearmament.
  • A sandstorm in the US Midwest creates the "Dust Bowl" in an event known as Black Sunday.
  • Communist forces end their Long March bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.
  • First trans-pacific airmail flight by a Flying boat the "China Clipper" that took off from Alameda, California

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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