$100 in 1935 → $1,163.51 in 1993

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$100 in 1935 → $1,163.51 in 1993

Canadian Inflation Rate, $100 in 1935 to 1993

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1993 are 1,063.51% higher than average prices throughout 1935. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.32% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $100 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1,163.51 in 1993, a difference of $1,063.51 over 58 years.

The 1935 inflation rate was 2.78%. The inflation rate in 1993 was 1.65%. The 1993 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 1.70% per year between 1993 and 2019.


Inflation from 1935 to 1993
Cumulative price change 1,063.51%
Average inflation rate 4.32%
Converted amount ($100 base) $1,163.51
Price difference ($100 base) $1,063.51
CPI in 1935 7.400
CPI in 1993 86.100
Inflation in 1935 2.78%
Inflation in 1993 1.65%

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


Buying power of $100 in 1935

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $100 in 1935 (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
1935 $100.00 2.78%
1936 $101.35 1.35%
1937 $105.41 4.00%
1938 $102.70 -2.56%
1939 $105.41 2.63%
1940 $110.81 5.13%
1941 $117.57 6.10%
1942 $121.62 3.45%
1943 $124.32 2.22%
1944 $121.62 -2.17%
1945 $124.32 2.22%
1946 $131.08 5.43%
1947 $150.00 14.43%
1948 $163.51 9.01%
1949 $164.86 0.83%
1950 $174.32 5.74%
1951 $193.24 10.85%
1952 $190.54 -1.40%
1953 $190.54 0.00%
1954 $190.54 0.00%
1955 $191.89 0.71%
1956 $197.30 2.82%
1957 $201.35 2.05%
1958 $206.76 2.68%
1959 $209.46 1.31%
1960 $212.16 1.29%
1961 $212.16 0.00%
1962 $216.22 1.91%
1963 $220.27 1.88%
1964 $224.32 1.84%
1965 $231.08 3.01%
1966 $239.19 3.51%
1967 $248.65 3.95%
1968 $259.46 4.35%
1969 $271.62 4.69%
1970 $274.32 1.00%
1971 $287.84 4.93%
1972 $302.70 5.16%
1973 $331.08 9.38%
1974 $372.97 12.65%
1975 $408.11 9.42%
1976 $431.08 5.63%
1977 $471.62 9.40%
1978 $512.16 8.60%
1979 $562.16 9.76%
1980 $624.32 11.06%
1981 $700.00 12.12%
1982 $764.86 9.27%
1983 $800.00 4.59%
1984 $829.73 3.72%
1985 $866.22 4.40%
1986 $902.70 4.21%
1987 $940.54 4.19%
1988 $977.03 3.88%
1989 $1,028.38 5.26%
1990 $1,079.73 4.99%
1991 $1,120.27 3.75%
1992 $1,144.59 2.17%
1993 $1,163.51 1.65%
1994 $1,166.22 0.23%
1995 $1,186.49 1.74%
1996 $1,212.16 2.16%
1997 $1,221.62 0.78%
1998 $1,233.78 1.00%
1999 $1,266.22 2.63%
2000 $1,306.76 3.20%
2001 $1,316.22 0.72%
2002 $1,366.22 3.80%
2003 $1,394.59 2.08%
2004 $1,424.32 2.13%
2005 $1,454.05 2.09%
2006 $1,478.38 1.67%
2007 $1,513.51 2.38%
2008 $1,531.08 1.16%
2009 $1,551.35 1.32%
2010 $1,587.84 2.35%
2011 $1,624.32 2.30%
2012 $1,637.84 0.83%
2013 $1,658.11 1.24%
2014 $1,682.43 1.47%
2015 $1,709.46 1.61%
2016 $1,735.14 1.50%
2017 $1,762.16 1.56%
2018 $1,767.57 0.31%
2019 $1,802.70 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, 1935 to 1993

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1993CPI in 1935
×
1935 CAD value
=
1993 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.4 in the year 1935 and 86.1 in 1993:

86.17.4
×
$100
=
$1,163.51

$100 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1,163.51 in 1993.

To get the total inflation rate for the 58 years between 1935 and 1993, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1993 - CPI in 1935CPI in 1935
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (58 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

86.1 - 7.47.4
×
100
=
1,064%

News headlines from 1935

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

  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by ordering German rearmament.
  • In an event known as "Black Sunday", a severe sandstorm strikes the US Midwest, coining the term "Dust Bowl".
  • Communist forces end their Long March bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.
  • First trans-pacific airmail flight by a flying boat the "China Clipper" that took off from Alameda, California

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: “$100 in 1935 → 1993 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 12 Dec. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/1935-CAD-in-1993?amount=100.

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 1935 to 1993
Cumulative price change 1,063.51%
Average inflation rate 4.32%
Converted amount ($100 base) $1,163.51
Price difference ($100 base) $1,063.51
CPI in 1935 7.400
CPI in 1993 86.100
Inflation in 1935 2.78%
Inflation in 1993 1.65%
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