# \$100 in 1915 is worth \$1,865.08 in 2010

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## Value of \$100 from 1915 to 2010

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 2010 are 1,765.08% higher than average prices since 1915. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.13% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to decrease.

In other words, \$100 in 1915 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1,865.08 in 2010, a difference of \$1,765.08 over 95 years.

The 1915 inflation rate was 3.28%. The inflation rate in 2010 was 2.35%. The 2010 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.50% per year between 2010 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 1,765.08% Average inflation rate 3.13% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$1,865.08 Price difference (\$100 base) \$1,765.08 CPI in 1915 6.300 CPI in 2010 117.500 Inflation in 1915 3.28% Inflation in 2010 2.35%

## Buying power of \$100 in 1915

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1915 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$1,865.08 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$1,865.08 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Canadian dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 1915 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 is worth less over 95 years.

According to Statistics Canada, each of these CAD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Dollar inflation: 1915-2010
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1915 \$100.00 3.28%
1916 \$114.29 14.29%
1917 \$131.75 15.28%
1918 \$149.21 13.25%
1919 \$161.90 8.51%
1920 \$177.78 9.80%
1921 \$149.21 -16.07%
1922 \$146.03 -2.13%
1923 \$146.03 0.00%
1924 \$144.44 -1.09%
1925 \$147.62 2.20%
1926 \$146.03 -1.08%
1927 \$144.44 -1.09%
1928 \$146.03 1.10%
1929 \$149.21 2.17%
1930 \$139.68 -6.38%
1931 \$125.40 -10.23%
1932 \$115.87 -7.59%
1933 \$112.70 -2.74%
1934 \$114.29 1.41%
1935 \$117.46 2.78%
1936 \$119.05 1.35%
1937 \$123.81 4.00%
1938 \$120.63 -2.56%
1939 \$123.81 2.63%
1940 \$130.16 5.13%
1941 \$138.10 6.10%
1942 \$142.86 3.45%
1943 \$146.03 2.22%
1944 \$142.86 -2.17%
1945 \$146.03 2.22%
1946 \$153.97 5.43%
1947 \$176.19 14.43%
1948 \$192.06 9.01%
1949 \$193.65 0.83%
1950 \$204.76 5.74%
1951 \$226.98 10.85%
1952 \$223.81 -1.40%
1953 \$223.81 0.00%
1954 \$223.81 0.00%
1955 \$225.40 0.71%
1956 \$231.75 2.82%
1957 \$236.51 2.05%
1958 \$242.86 2.68%
1959 \$246.03 1.31%
1960 \$249.21 1.29%
1961 \$249.21 0.00%
1962 \$253.97 1.91%
1963 \$258.73 1.88%
1964 \$263.49 1.84%
1965 \$271.43 3.01%
1966 \$280.95 3.51%
1967 \$292.06 3.95%
1968 \$304.76 4.35%
1969 \$319.05 4.69%
1970 \$322.22 1.00%
1971 \$338.10 4.93%
1972 \$355.56 5.16%
1973 \$388.89 9.38%
1974 \$438.10 12.65%
1975 \$479.37 9.42%
1976 \$506.35 5.63%
1977 \$553.97 9.40%
1978 \$601.59 8.60%
1979 \$660.32 9.76%
1980 \$733.33 11.06%
1981 \$822.22 12.12%
1982 \$898.41 9.27%
1983 \$939.68 4.59%
1984 \$974.60 3.72%
1985 \$1,017.46 4.40%
1986 \$1,060.32 4.21%
1987 \$1,104.76 4.19%
1988 \$1,147.62 3.88%
1989 \$1,207.94 5.26%
1990 \$1,268.25 4.99%
1991 \$1,315.87 3.75%
1992 \$1,344.44 2.17%
1993 \$1,366.67 1.65%
1994 \$1,369.84 0.23%
1995 \$1,393.65 1.74%
1996 \$1,423.81 2.16%
1997 \$1,434.92 0.78%
1998 \$1,449.21 1.00%
1999 \$1,487.30 2.63%
2000 \$1,534.92 3.20%
2001 \$1,546.03 0.72%
2002 \$1,604.76 3.80%
2003 \$1,638.10 2.08%
2004 \$1,673.02 2.13%
2005 \$1,707.94 2.09%
2006 \$1,736.51 1.67%
2007 \$1,777.78 2.38%
2008 \$1,798.41 1.16%
2009 \$1,822.22 1.32%
2010 \$1,865.08 2.35%
2011 \$1,907.94 2.30%
2012 \$1,923.81 0.83%
2013 \$1,947.62 1.24%
2014 \$1,976.19 1.47%
2015 \$2,007.94 1.61%
2016 \$2,038.10 1.50%
2017 \$2,069.84 1.56%
2018 \$2,076.19 0.31%
2019 \$2,117.46 1.99%
2020 \$2,165.08 2.25%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1915 amounts in 2010 dollars, based on the 1,765.08% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a dollar in 2010
Initial value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1915 \$18.65 dollars in 2010
\$5 dollars in 1915 \$93.25 dollars in 2010
\$10 dollars in 1915 \$186.51 dollars in 2010
\$50 dollars in 1915 \$932.54 dollars in 2010
\$100 dollars in 1915 \$1,865.08 dollars in 2010
\$500 dollars in 1915 \$9,325.40 dollars in 2010
\$1,000 dollars in 1915 \$18,650.79 dollars in 2010
\$5,000 dollars in 1915 \$93,253.97 dollars in 2010
\$10,000 dollars in 1915 \$186,507.94 dollars in 2010
\$50,000 dollars in 1915 \$932,539.68 dollars in 2010
\$100,000 dollars in 1915 \$1,865,079.37 dollars in 2010
\$500,000 dollars in 1915 \$9,325,396.83 dollars in 2010
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1915 \$18,650,793.65 dollars in 2010

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$100, 1915 to 2010

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1915 and 2010:

CPI in 2010 CPI in 1915
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 6.3 in the year 1915 and 117.5 in 2010:

117.56.3
×
\$100
=
\$1,865.08

\$100 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1,865.08 in 2010.

To get the total inflation rate for the 95 years between 1915 and 2010, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2010 - CPI in 1915CPI in 1915
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (95 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

117.5 - 6.36.3
×
100
=
1,765%

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

• French troops force Germans back into the Champagne region, suffering losses of 50,000 men and gaining several hundred yards.
• Germany uses poison gas for the first time in World War I.
• Almost 430,000 French, British, and Germans are killed in the Battle of Loos.
• The one-millionth Model T is produced by Ford Motor Company.

## 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: “\$100 in 1915 → 2010 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Sep. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1915-CAD-in-2010?amount=100.

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