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# \$100 in 1924 → \$674.73 in 1984

### Canadian Inflation Rate, \$100 in 1924 to 1984

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1984 are 574.73% higher than average prices since 1924. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.23% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$100 in 1924 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$674.73 in 1984, a difference of \$574.73 over 60 years.

The 1924 inflation rate was -1.09%. The inflation rate in 1984 was 3.72%. The 1984 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.24% per year between 1984 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 574.73% Average inflation rate 3.23% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$674.73 Price difference (\$100 base) \$574.73 CPI in 1924 9.100 CPI in 1984 61.400 Inflation in 1924 -1.09% Inflation in 1984 3.72%

### Buying power of \$100 in 1924

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1924 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$674.73 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$674.73 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 1924 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 buys less over the past 60 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
1924 \$100.00 -1.09%
1925 \$102.20 2.20%
1926 \$101.10 -1.08%
1927 \$100.00 -1.09%
1928 \$101.10 1.10%
1929 \$103.30 2.17%
1930 \$96.70 -6.38%
1931 \$86.81 -10.23%
1932 \$80.22 -7.59%
1933 \$78.02 -2.74%
1934 \$79.12 1.41%
1935 \$81.32 2.78%
1936 \$82.42 1.35%
1937 \$85.71 4.00%
1938 \$83.52 -2.56%
1939 \$85.71 2.63%
1940 \$90.11 5.13%
1941 \$95.60 6.10%
1942 \$98.90 3.45%
1943 \$101.10 2.22%
1944 \$98.90 -2.17%
1945 \$101.10 2.22%
1946 \$106.59 5.43%
1947 \$121.98 14.43%
1948 \$132.97 9.01%
1949 \$134.07 0.83%
1950 \$141.76 5.74%
1951 \$157.14 10.85%
1952 \$154.95 -1.40%
1953 \$154.95 0.00%
1954 \$154.95 0.00%
1955 \$156.04 0.71%
1956 \$160.44 2.82%
1957 \$163.74 2.05%
1958 \$168.13 2.68%
1959 \$170.33 1.31%
1960 \$172.53 1.29%
1961 \$172.53 0.00%
1962 \$175.82 1.91%
1963 \$179.12 1.88%
1964 \$182.42 1.84%
1965 \$187.91 3.01%
1966 \$194.51 3.51%
1967 \$202.20 3.95%
1968 \$210.99 4.35%
1969 \$220.88 4.69%
1970 \$223.08 1.00%
1971 \$234.07 4.93%
1972 \$246.15 5.16%
1973 \$269.23 9.38%
1974 \$303.30 12.65%
1975 \$331.87 9.42%
1976 \$350.55 5.63%
1977 \$383.52 9.40%
1978 \$416.48 8.60%
1979 \$457.14 9.76%
1980 \$507.69 11.06%
1981 \$569.23 12.12%
1982 \$621.98 9.27%
1983 \$650.55 4.59%
1984 \$674.73 3.72%
1985 \$704.40 4.40%
1986 \$734.07 4.21%
1987 \$764.84 4.19%
1988 \$794.51 3.88%
1989 \$836.26 5.26%
1990 \$878.02 4.99%
1991 \$910.99 3.75%
1992 \$930.77 2.17%
1993 \$946.15 1.65%
1994 \$948.35 0.23%
1995 \$964.84 1.74%
1996 \$985.71 2.16%
1997 \$993.41 0.78%
1998 \$1,003.30 1.00%
1999 \$1,029.67 2.63%
2000 \$1,062.64 3.20%
2001 \$1,070.33 0.72%
2002 \$1,110.99 3.80%
2003 \$1,134.07 2.08%
2004 \$1,158.24 2.13%
2005 \$1,182.42 2.09%
2006 \$1,202.20 1.67%
2007 \$1,230.77 2.38%
2008 \$1,245.05 1.16%
2009 \$1,261.54 1.32%
2010 \$1,291.21 2.35%
2011 \$1,320.88 2.30%
2012 \$1,331.87 0.83%
2013 \$1,348.35 1.24%
2014 \$1,368.13 1.47%
2015 \$1,390.11 1.61%
2016 \$1,410.99 1.50%
2017 \$1,432.97 1.56%
2018 \$1,437.36 0.31%
2019 \$1,465.93 1.99%
2020 \$1,498.90 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, 1924 to 1984

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1984CPI in 1924
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.1 in the year 1924 and 61.4 in 1984:

61.49.1
×
\$100
=
\$674.73

\$100 in 1924 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$674.73 in 1984.

To get the total inflation rate for the 60 years between 1924 and 1984, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1984 - CPI in 1924CPI in 1924
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (60 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

61.4 - 9.19.1
×
100
=
575%

### 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: “1924 dollars in 1984 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 Jan. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1924-CAD-in-1984.