# \$100 in 1925 → \$981.72 in 1998

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### Canadian Inflation Rate, \$100 from 1925 to 1998

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1998 are 881.72% higher than average prices since 1925. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.18% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$100 in 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$981.72 in 1998, a difference of \$881.72 over 73 years.

The 1925 inflation rate was 2.20%. The inflation rate in 1998 was 1.00%. The 1998 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.84% per year between 1998 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 881.72% Average inflation rate 3.18% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$981.72 Price difference (\$100 base) \$881.72 CPI in 1925 9.300 CPI in 1998 91.300 Inflation in 1925 2.20% Inflation in 1998 1.00%

### Buying power of \$100 in 1925

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1925 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$981.72 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$981.72 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 1925 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 buys less over the past 73 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
1925 \$100.00 2.20%
1926 \$98.92 -1.08%
1927 \$97.85 -1.09%
1928 \$98.92 1.10%
1929 \$101.08 2.17%
1930 \$94.62 -6.38%
1931 \$84.95 -10.23%
1932 \$78.49 -7.59%
1933 \$76.34 -2.74%
1934 \$77.42 1.41%
1935 \$79.57 2.78%
1936 \$80.65 1.35%
1937 \$83.87 4.00%
1938 \$81.72 -2.56%
1939 \$83.87 2.63%
1940 \$88.17 5.13%
1941 \$93.55 6.10%
1942 \$96.77 3.45%
1943 \$98.92 2.22%
1944 \$96.77 -2.17%
1945 \$98.92 2.22%
1946 \$104.30 5.43%
1947 \$119.35 14.43%
1948 \$130.11 9.01%
1949 \$131.18 0.83%
1950 \$138.71 5.74%
1951 \$153.76 10.85%
1952 \$151.61 -1.40%
1953 \$151.61 0.00%
1954 \$151.61 0.00%
1955 \$152.69 0.71%
1956 \$156.99 2.82%
1957 \$160.22 2.05%
1958 \$164.52 2.68%
1959 \$166.67 1.31%
1960 \$168.82 1.29%
1961 \$168.82 0.00%
1962 \$172.04 1.91%
1963 \$175.27 1.88%
1964 \$178.49 1.84%
1965 \$183.87 3.01%
1966 \$190.32 3.51%
1967 \$197.85 3.95%
1968 \$206.45 4.35%
1969 \$216.13 4.69%
1970 \$218.28 1.00%
1971 \$229.03 4.93%
1972 \$240.86 5.16%
1973 \$263.44 9.38%
1974 \$296.77 12.65%
1975 \$324.73 9.42%
1976 \$343.01 5.63%
1977 \$375.27 9.40%
1978 \$407.53 8.60%
1979 \$447.31 9.76%
1980 \$496.77 11.06%
1981 \$556.99 12.12%
1982 \$608.60 9.27%
1983 \$636.56 4.59%
1984 \$660.22 3.72%
1985 \$689.25 4.40%
1986 \$718.28 4.21%
1987 \$748.39 4.19%
1988 \$777.42 3.88%
1989 \$818.28 5.26%
1990 \$859.14 4.99%
1991 \$891.40 3.75%
1992 \$910.75 2.17%
1993 \$925.81 1.65%
1994 \$927.96 0.23%
1995 \$944.09 1.74%
1996 \$964.52 2.16%
1997 \$972.04 0.78%
1998 \$981.72 1.00%
1999 \$1,007.53 2.63%
2000 \$1,039.78 3.20%
2001 \$1,047.31 0.72%
2002 \$1,087.10 3.80%
2003 \$1,109.68 2.08%
2004 \$1,133.33 2.13%
2005 \$1,156.99 2.09%
2006 \$1,176.34 1.67%
2007 \$1,204.30 2.38%
2008 \$1,218.28 1.16%
2009 \$1,234.41 1.32%
2010 \$1,263.44 2.35%
2011 \$1,292.47 2.30%
2012 \$1,303.23 0.83%
2013 \$1,319.35 1.24%
2014 \$1,338.71 1.47%
2015 \$1,360.22 1.61%
2016 \$1,380.65 1.50%
2017 \$1,402.15 1.56%
2018 \$1,406.45 0.31%
2019 \$1,434.41 1.99%
2020 \$1,466.67 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, 1925 to 1998

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1998CPI in 1925
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.3 in the year 1925 and 91.3 in 1998:

91.39.3
×
\$100
=
\$981.72

\$100 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$981.72 in 1998.

To get the total inflation rate for the 73 years between 1925 and 1998, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1998 - CPI in 1925CPI in 1925
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (73 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

91.3 - 9.39.3
×
100
=
882%

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

• The Ku Klux Klan's first national march takes place in Washington.
• The last Qajar Shah of Iran is deposed with Reza Shah Pahlavi taking over.
• Scopes monkey trial ends in Dayton, Tennessee, finding John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution.

### 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: “1925 dollars in 1998 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 Feb. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1925-CAD-in-1998.