$100 in 1934 → $852.78 in 1984

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$100 in 1934 → $852.78 in 1984

Canadian Inflation Rate, $100 in 1934 to 1984

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1984 are 752.78% higher than average prices throughout 1934. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.38% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $100 in 1934 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $852.78 in 1984, a difference of $752.78 over 50 years.

The 1934 inflation rate was 1.41%. 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 2019.


Inflation from 1934 to 1984
Cumulative price change 752.78%
Average inflation rate 4.38%
Converted amount ($100 base) $852.78
Price difference ($100 base) $752.78
CPI in 1934 7.200
CPI in 1984 61.400
Inflation in 1934 1.41%
Inflation in 1984 3.72%

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


Buying power of $100 in 1934

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $100 in 1934 (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
1934 $100.00 1.41%
1935 $102.78 2.78%
1936 $104.17 1.35%
1937 $108.33 4.00%
1938 $105.56 -2.56%
1939 $108.33 2.63%
1940 $113.89 5.13%
1941 $120.83 6.10%
1942 $125.00 3.45%
1943 $127.78 2.22%
1944 $125.00 -2.17%
1945 $127.78 2.22%
1946 $134.72 5.43%
1947 $154.17 14.43%
1948 $168.06 9.01%
1949 $169.44 0.83%
1950 $179.17 5.74%
1951 $198.61 10.85%
1952 $195.83 -1.40%
1953 $195.83 0.00%
1954 $195.83 0.00%
1955 $197.22 0.71%
1956 $202.78 2.82%
1957 $206.94 2.05%
1958 $212.50 2.68%
1959 $215.28 1.31%
1960 $218.06 1.29%
1961 $218.06 0.00%
1962 $222.22 1.91%
1963 $226.39 1.88%
1964 $230.56 1.84%
1965 $237.50 3.01%
1966 $245.83 3.51%
1967 $255.56 3.95%
1968 $266.67 4.35%
1969 $279.17 4.69%
1970 $281.94 1.00%
1971 $295.83 4.93%
1972 $311.11 5.16%
1973 $340.28 9.38%
1974 $383.33 12.65%
1975 $419.44 9.42%
1976 $443.06 5.63%
1977 $484.72 9.40%
1978 $526.39 8.60%
1979 $577.78 9.76%
1980 $641.67 11.06%
1981 $719.44 12.12%
1982 $786.11 9.27%
1983 $822.22 4.59%
1984 $852.78 3.72%
1985 $890.28 4.40%
1986 $927.78 4.21%
1987 $966.67 4.19%
1988 $1,004.17 3.88%
1989 $1,056.94 5.26%
1990 $1,109.72 4.99%
1991 $1,151.39 3.75%
1992 $1,176.39 2.17%
1993 $1,195.83 1.65%
1994 $1,198.61 0.23%
1995 $1,219.44 1.74%
1996 $1,245.83 2.16%
1997 $1,255.56 0.78%
1998 $1,268.06 1.00%
1999 $1,301.39 2.63%
2000 $1,343.06 3.20%
2001 $1,352.78 0.72%
2002 $1,404.17 3.80%
2003 $1,433.33 2.08%
2004 $1,463.89 2.13%
2005 $1,494.44 2.09%
2006 $1,519.44 1.67%
2007 $1,555.56 2.38%
2008 $1,573.61 1.16%
2009 $1,594.44 1.32%
2010 $1,631.94 2.35%
2011 $1,669.44 2.30%
2012 $1,683.33 0.83%
2013 $1,704.17 1.24%
2014 $1,729.17 1.47%
2015 $1,756.94 1.61%
2016 $1,783.33 1.50%
2017 $1,811.11 1.56%
2018 $1,816.67 0.31%
2019 $1,852.78 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, 1934 to 1984

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1984CPI in 1934
×
1934 CAD value
=
1984 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.2 in the year 1934 and 61.4 in 1984:

61.47.2
×
$100
=
$852.78

$100 in 1934 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $852.78 in 1984.

To get the total inflation rate for the 50 years between 1934 and 1984, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1984 - CPI in 1934CPI in 1934
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (50 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

61.4 - 7.27.2
×
100
=
753%

News headlines from 1934

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

  • American and Canadian prairies suffer during "The Great Dustbowl", a period of drought and severe dust storms.
  • John Dillinger becomes commonly known as America's first Public Enemy Number One.
  • Hitler brutally purges the leadership of the Nazi party in an event known as "Night of Long Knives".
  • The Assassination of Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is used as a pretext by Stalin to start the Great Purge of the Communist 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: “1934 dollars in 1984 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 6 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1934-CAD-in-1984.

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 1934 to 1984
Cumulative price change 752.78%
Average inflation rate 4.38%
Converted amount ($100 base) $852.78
Price difference ($100 base) $752.78
CPI in 1934 7.200
CPI in 1984 61.400
Inflation in 1934 1.41%
Inflation in 1984 3.72%
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