\$100 in 1933 is worth \$1,453.52 in 2003

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Value of \$100 from 1933 to 2003

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 2003 are 1,353.52% higher than average prices since 1933. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.90% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to decrease.

In other words, \$100 in 1933 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1,453.52 in 2003, a difference of \$1,353.52 over 70 years.

The 1933 inflation rate was -2.74%. The inflation rate in 2003 was 2.08%. The 2003 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 1.65% per year between 2003 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change 1,353.52% Average inflation rate 3.90% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$1,453.52 Price difference (\$100 base) \$1,353.52 CPI in 1933 7.100 CPI in 2003 103.200 Inflation in 1933 -2.74% Inflation in 2003 2.08%

Buying power of \$100 in 1933

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1933 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$1,453.52 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$1,453.52 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 1933 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 is worth less over 70 years.

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

Dollar inflation: 1933-2003
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1933 \$100.00 -2.74%
1934 \$101.41 1.41%
1935 \$104.23 2.78%
1936 \$105.63 1.35%
1937 \$109.86 4.00%
1938 \$107.04 -2.56%
1939 \$109.86 2.63%
1940 \$115.49 5.13%
1941 \$122.54 6.10%
1942 \$126.76 3.45%
1943 \$129.58 2.22%
1944 \$126.76 -2.17%
1945 \$129.58 2.22%
1946 \$136.62 5.43%
1947 \$156.34 14.43%
1948 \$170.42 9.01%
1949 \$171.83 0.83%
1950 \$181.69 5.74%
1951 \$201.41 10.85%
1952 \$198.59 -1.40%
1953 \$198.59 0.00%
1954 \$198.59 0.00%
1955 \$200.00 0.71%
1956 \$205.63 2.82%
1957 \$209.86 2.05%
1958 \$215.49 2.68%
1959 \$218.31 1.31%
1960 \$221.13 1.29%
1961 \$221.13 0.00%
1962 \$225.35 1.91%
1963 \$229.58 1.88%
1964 \$233.80 1.84%
1965 \$240.85 3.01%
1966 \$249.30 3.51%
1967 \$259.15 3.95%
1968 \$270.42 4.35%
1969 \$283.10 4.69%
1970 \$285.92 1.00%
1971 \$300.00 4.93%
1972 \$315.49 5.16%
1973 \$345.07 9.38%
1974 \$388.73 12.65%
1975 \$425.35 9.42%
1976 \$449.30 5.63%
1977 \$491.55 9.40%
1978 \$533.80 8.60%
1979 \$585.92 9.76%
1980 \$650.70 11.06%
1981 \$729.58 12.12%
1982 \$797.18 9.27%
1983 \$833.80 4.59%
1984 \$864.79 3.72%
1985 \$902.82 4.40%
1986 \$940.85 4.21%
1987 \$980.28 4.19%
1988 \$1,018.31 3.88%
1989 \$1,071.83 5.26%
1990 \$1,125.35 4.99%
1991 \$1,167.61 3.75%
1992 \$1,192.96 2.17%
1993 \$1,212.68 1.65%
1994 \$1,215.49 0.23%
1995 \$1,236.62 1.74%
1996 \$1,263.38 2.16%
1997 \$1,273.24 0.78%
1998 \$1,285.92 1.00%
1999 \$1,319.72 2.63%
2000 \$1,361.97 3.20%
2001 \$1,371.83 0.72%
2002 \$1,423.94 3.80%
2003 \$1,453.52 2.08%
2004 \$1,484.51 2.13%
2005 \$1,515.49 2.09%
2006 \$1,540.85 1.67%
2007 \$1,577.46 2.38%
2008 \$1,595.77 1.16%
2009 \$1,616.90 1.32%
2010 \$1,654.93 2.35%
2011 \$1,692.96 2.30%
2012 \$1,707.04 0.83%
2013 \$1,728.17 1.24%
2014 \$1,753.52 1.47%
2015 \$1,781.69 1.61%
2016 \$1,808.45 1.50%
2017 \$1,836.62 1.56%
2018 \$1,842.25 0.31%
2019 \$1,878.87 1.99%
2020 \$1,921.13 2.25%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1933 amounts in 2003 dollars, based on the 1,353.52% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a dollar in 2003
Initial value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1933 \$14.54 dollars in 2003
\$5 dollars in 1933 \$72.68 dollars in 2003
\$10 dollars in 1933 \$145.35 dollars in 2003
\$50 dollars in 1933 \$726.76 dollars in 2003
\$100 dollars in 1933 \$1,453.52 dollars in 2003
\$500 dollars in 1933 \$7,267.61 dollars in 2003
\$1,000 dollars in 1933 \$14,535.21 dollars in 2003
\$5,000 dollars in 1933 \$72,676.06 dollars in 2003
\$10,000 dollars in 1933 \$145,352.11 dollars in 2003
\$50,000 dollars in 1933 \$726,760.56 dollars in 2003
\$100,000 dollars in 1933 \$1,453,521.13 dollars in 2003
\$500,000 dollars in 1933 \$7,267,605.63 dollars in 2003
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1933 \$14,535,211.27 dollars in 2003

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$100, 1933 to 2003

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1933 and 2003:

CPI in 2003 CPI in 1933
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.1 in the year 1933 and 103.2 in 2003:

103.27.1
×
\$100
=
\$1,453.52

\$100 in 1933 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1,453.52 in 2003.

To get the total inflation rate for the 70 years between 1933 and 2003, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2003 - CPI in 1933CPI in 1933
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (70 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

103.2 - 7.17.1
×
100
=
1,354%

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

• Coining of the name "Pakistan" by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, this is later accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia.
• Adolf Hitler is appointed Reich Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg.
• Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated President of the United States.
• The first Nazi concentration camp, Dachau, is completed.
• The Nazi party is declared the only political party in Germany.

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: “1933 dollars in 2003 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 28 May. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/1933-CAD-in-2003.