Canadian inflation rate in 1936: 1.35%

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Inflation in 1936 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 1.35% in 1936 compared to 1935. On average, you would have to spend 1.35% more money in 1936 than in 1935 for the same item.

In other words, CA$1 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to about CA$1.01 in 1936.

The 1935 inflation rate was 2.78%. The inflation rate in 1936 was 1.35%. The 1936 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.53% per year between 1936 and 2019.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1936 was 7.50. It was 7.40 in the previous year, 1935. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

Inflation from 1935 to 1936
Average inflation rate 1.35%
Converted amount (CA$1 base) CA$1.01
Price difference (CA$1 base) CA$0.01
CPI in 1935 7.400
CPI in 1936 7.500
Inflation in 1935 2.78%
Inflation in 1936 1.35%

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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for CA$1, 1935 to 1936

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1936CPI in 1935
1935 CAD value
1936 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.4 in the year 1935 and 7.5 in 1936:


CA$1 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1.01 in 1936.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1935 and 1936, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1936 - CPI in 1935CPI in 1935
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.5 - 7.47.4

News headlines from 1935

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

  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by ordering German rearmament.
  • In an event known as "Black Sunday", a severe sandstorm strikes the US Midwest, coining the term "Dust Bowl".
  • 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

Data Source & Citation

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).

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “Inflation Rate in 1936 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 25 Apr. 2019,

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