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# \$100 in 1921 → \$1,250 in 2010

### Canadian Inflation Rate, \$100 in 1921 to 2010

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 2010 are 1,150.00% higher than average prices since 1921. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.88% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$100 in 1921 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1,250 in 2010, a difference of \$1,150.00 over 89 years.

The 1921 inflation rate was -16.07%. 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 1,150.00% Average inflation rate 2.88% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$1,250 Price difference (\$100 base) \$1,150.00 CPI in 1921 9.400 CPI in 2010 117.500 Inflation in 1921 -16.07% Inflation in 2010 2.35%

### Buying power of \$100 in 1921

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1921 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$1,250 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$1,250 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 1921 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 buys less over the past 89 years.

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
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%
2020 \$1,451.06 2.25%*
* 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, 1921 to 2010

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2010CPI in 1921
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1921 and 117.5 in 2010:

117.59.4
×
\$100
=
\$1,250

\$100 in 1921 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1,250 in 2010.

To get the total inflation rate for the 89 years between 1921 and 2010, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2010 - CPI in 1921CPI in 1921
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (89 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

117.5 - 9.49.4
×
100
=
1,150%

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

• The Chinese Communist Party is founded by Chen Duxiu.
• Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the United States House of Representatives.
• Adolf Hitler is declared leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

### 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: “1921 dollars in 2010 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 29 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1921-CAD-in-2010.