# \$1 in 2000 is worth \$1.07 in 2003

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## Value of \$1 from 2000 to 2003

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 2003 are 6.72% higher than average prices since 2000. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.19% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to decrease.

In other words, \$1 in 2000 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.07 in 2003, a difference of \$0.07 over 3 years.

The 2000 inflation rate was 3.20%. 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 6.72% Average inflation rate 2.19% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.07 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.07 CPI in 2000 96.700 CPI in 2003 103.200 Inflation in 2000 3.20% Inflation in 2003 2.08%

## Buying power of \$1 in 2000

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$1 in 2000 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$1, you would need to end with \$1.07 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$1 is equivalent to \$1.07 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 2000 dollars, the chart below shows how \$1 is worth less over 3 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: 2000-2003
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
2000 \$1.00 3.20%
2001 \$1.01 0.72%
2002 \$1.05 3.80%
2003 \$1.07 2.08%
2004 \$1.09 2.13%
2005 \$1.11 2.09%
2006 \$1.13 1.67%
2007 \$1.16 2.38%
2008 \$1.17 1.16%
2009 \$1.19 1.32%
2010 \$1.22 2.35%
2011 \$1.24 2.30%
2012 \$1.25 0.83%
2013 \$1.27 1.24%
2014 \$1.29 1.47%
2015 \$1.31 1.61%
2016 \$1.33 1.50%
2017 \$1.35 1.56%
2018 \$1.35 0.31%
2019 \$1.38 1.99%
2020 \$1.41 2.25%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 2000 amounts in 2003 dollars, based on the 6.72% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a dollar in 2003
Initial value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 2000 \$1.07 dollars in 2003
\$5 dollars in 2000 \$5.34 dollars in 2003
\$10 dollars in 2000 \$10.67 dollars in 2003
\$50 dollars in 2000 \$53.36 dollars in 2003
\$100 dollars in 2000 \$106.72 dollars in 2003
\$500 dollars in 2000 \$533.61 dollars in 2003
\$1,000 dollars in 2000 \$1,067.22 dollars in 2003
\$5,000 dollars in 2000 \$5,336.09 dollars in 2003
\$10,000 dollars in 2000 \$10,672.18 dollars in 2003
\$50,000 dollars in 2000 \$53,360.91 dollars in 2003
\$100,000 dollars in 2000 \$106,721.82 dollars in 2003
\$500,000 dollars in 2000 \$533,609.10 dollars in 2003
\$1,000,000 dollars in 2000 \$1,067,218.20 dollars in 2003

## How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$1, 2000 to 2003

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2000 and 2003:

CPI in 2003 CPI in 2000
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 96.7 in the year 2000 and 103.2 in 2003:

103.296.7
×
\$1
=
\$1.07

\$1 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.07 in 2003.

To get the total inflation rate for the 3 years between 2000 and 2003, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2003 - CPI in 2000CPI in 2000
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (3 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

103.2 - 96.796.7
×
100
=
7%

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

• Steve Ballmer becomes CEO of Microsoft after Bill Gates steps down.
• Dot-com bubble bursts after NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks.
• George Bush becomes President of the U.S. in a disputed election that is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.
• Gisborne, New Zealand becomes the first city to enter the new millennium.

## 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: “\$1 in 2000 → 2003 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Sep. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/2000-CAD-in-2003?amount=1.

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