$100 in 1918 → $629.79 in 1983

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$100 in 1918 → $629.79 in 1983

Canadian Inflation Rate, $100 in 1918 to 1983

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1983 are 529.79% higher than average prices throughout 1918. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.87% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $100 in 1918 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $629.79 in 1983, a difference of $529.79 over 65 years.

The 1918 inflation rate was 13.25%. The inflation rate in 1983 was 4.59%. The 1983 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.28% per year between 1983 and 2019.


Inflation from 1918 to 1983
Cumulative price change 529.79%
Average inflation rate 2.87%
Converted amount ($100 base) $629.79
Price difference ($100 base) $529.79
CPI in 1918 9.400
CPI in 1983 59.200
Inflation in 1918 13.25%
Inflation in 1983 4.59%

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


Buying power of $100 in 1918

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $100 in 1918 (price index tracking began in 1914).

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

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1918 $100.00 13.25%
1919 $108.51 8.51%
1920 $119.15 9.80%
1921 $100.00 -16.07%
1922 $97.87 -2.13%
1923 $97.87 0.00%
1924 $96.81 -1.09%
1925 $98.94 2.20%
1926 $97.87 -1.08%
1927 $96.81 -1.09%
1928 $97.87 1.10%
1929 $100.00 2.17%
1930 $93.62 -6.38%
1931 $84.04 -10.23%
1932 $77.66 -7.59%
1933 $75.53 -2.74%
1934 $76.60 1.41%
1935 $78.72 2.78%
1936 $79.79 1.35%
1937 $82.98 4.00%
1938 $80.85 -2.56%
1939 $82.98 2.63%
1940 $87.23 5.13%
1941 $92.55 6.10%
1942 $95.74 3.45%
1943 $97.87 2.22%
1944 $95.74 -2.17%
1945 $97.87 2.22%
1946 $103.19 5.43%
1947 $118.09 14.43%
1948 $128.72 9.01%
1949 $129.79 0.83%
1950 $137.23 5.74%
1951 $152.13 10.85%
1952 $150.00 -1.40%
1953 $150.00 0.00%
1954 $150.00 0.00%
1955 $151.06 0.71%
1956 $155.32 2.82%
1957 $158.51 2.05%
1958 $162.77 2.68%
1959 $164.89 1.31%
1960 $167.02 1.29%
1961 $167.02 0.00%
1962 $170.21 1.91%
1963 $173.40 1.88%
1964 $176.60 1.84%
1965 $181.91 3.01%
1966 $188.30 3.51%
1967 $195.74 3.95%
1968 $204.26 4.35%
1969 $213.83 4.69%
1970 $215.96 1.00%
1971 $226.60 4.93%
1972 $238.30 5.16%
1973 $260.64 9.38%
1974 $293.62 12.65%
1975 $321.28 9.42%
1976 $339.36 5.63%
1977 $371.28 9.40%
1978 $403.19 8.60%
1979 $442.55 9.76%
1980 $491.49 11.06%
1981 $551.06 12.12%
1982 $602.13 9.27%
1983 $629.79 4.59%
1984 $653.19 3.72%
1985 $681.91 4.40%
1986 $710.64 4.21%
1987 $740.43 4.19%
1988 $769.15 3.88%
1989 $809.57 5.26%
1990 $850.00 4.99%
1991 $881.91 3.75%
1992 $901.06 2.17%
1993 $915.96 1.65%
1994 $918.09 0.23%
1995 $934.04 1.74%
1996 $954.26 2.16%
1997 $961.70 0.78%
1998 $971.28 1.00%
1999 $996.81 2.63%
2000 $1,028.72 3.20%
2001 $1,036.17 0.72%
2002 $1,075.53 3.80%
2003 $1,097.87 2.08%
2004 $1,121.28 2.13%
2005 $1,144.68 2.09%
2006 $1,163.83 1.67%
2007 $1,191.49 2.38%
2008 $1,205.32 1.16%
2009 $1,221.28 1.32%
2010 $1,250.00 2.35%
2011 $1,278.72 2.30%
2012 $1,289.36 0.83%
2013 $1,305.32 1.24%
2014 $1,324.47 1.47%
2015 $1,345.74 1.61%
2016 $1,365.96 1.50%
2017 $1,387.23 1.56%
2018 $1,391.49 0.31%
2019 $1,419.15 1.99%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1918 to 1983

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1983CPI in 1918
×
1918 CAD value
=
1983 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1918 and 59.2 in 1983:

59.29.4
×
$100
=
$629.79

$100 in 1918 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $629.79 in 1983.

To get the total inflation rate for the 65 years between 1918 and 1983, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1983 - CPI in 1918CPI in 1918
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (65 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

59.2 - 9.49.4
×
100
=
530%

News headlines from 1918

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

  • First recorded case of Spanish flu in Kansas, marking the beginning of a worldwide pandemic killing millions.
  • The Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Communist Party.
  • Moscow is declared the capital of Russia.
  • Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is executed along with his family by a Bolshevik squad in Ekaterinburg.

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: “1918 dollars in 1983 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 9 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1918-CAD-in-1983.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 1918 to 1983
Cumulative price change 529.79%
Average inflation rate 2.87%
Converted amount ($100 base) $629.79
Price difference ($100 base) $529.79
CPI in 1918 9.400
CPI in 1983 59.200
Inflation in 1918 13.25%
Inflation in 1983 4.59%
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