$100 in 1927 → $1,390.11 in 2015

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$100 in 1927 → $1,390.11 in 2015

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Canadian Inflation Rate, $100 in 1927 to 2015

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 2015 are 1,290.11% higher than average prices throughout 1927. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.04% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $100 in 1927 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,390.11 in 2015, a difference of $1,290.11 over 88 years.

The 1927 inflation rate was -1.09%. The inflation rate in 2015 was 1.61%. The 2015 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.34% per year between 2015 and 2019.


Inflation from 1927 to 2015
Cumulative price change 1,290.11%
Average inflation rate 3.04%
Converted amount ($100 base) $1,390.11
Price difference ($100 base) $1,290.11
CPI in 1927 9.100
CPI in 2015 126.500
Inflation in 1927 -1.09%
Inflation in 2015 1.61%

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


Buying power of $100 in 1927

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $100 in 1927 (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
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%*
* 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, 1927 to 2015

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2015CPI in 1927
×
1927 CAD value
=
2015 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.1 in the year 1927 and 126.5 in 2015:

126.59.1
×
$100
=
$1,390.11

$100 in 1927 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1,390.11 in 2015.

To get the total inflation rate for the 88 years between 1927 and 2015, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2015 - CPI in 1927CPI in 1927
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (88 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

126.5 - 9.19.1
×
100
=
1,290%

News headlines from 1927

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

  • The counter revolution begins in Shanghai by Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek.
  • Charles Lindbergh completes the first non-stop flight over the Atlantic.
  • Saudi Arabia is granted its independence from Great Britain after signing the Treaty of Jeddah.

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: “1927 dollars in 2015 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 10 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1927-CAD-in-2015.

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 1927 to 2015
Cumulative price change 1,290.11%
Average inflation rate 3.04%
Converted amount ($100 base) $1,390.11
Price difference ($100 base) $1,290.11
CPI in 1927 9.100
CPI in 2015 126.500
Inflation in 1927 -1.09%
Inflation in 2015 1.61%
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