# \$100 in 2019 is worth \$14.47 in 1969

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## Value of \$100 from 2019 to 1969

\$100 in 2019 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$14.47 in 1969, an increase of \$-85.53 over 50 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.94% per year between 1969 and 2019, producing a cumulative price increase of -85.53%.

This means that prices in 1969 are 85.53% lower than average prices since 2019, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1969 was 4.56%. The inflation rate in 2019 was 1.95%. The 2019 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.74% per year between 2019 and 2022.

 Cumulative price change -85.53% Average inflation rate 3.94% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$14.47 Price difference (\$100 base) \$-85.53 CPI in 2019 135.983 CPI in 1969 19.675 Inflation in 1969 4.56% Inflation in 2019 1.95% \$100 in 2019 \$14.47 in 1969

CAD inflation since 1969
Annual Rate, Statistics Canada CPI

## Buying power of \$100 in 1969

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1969 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$14.47 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$14.47 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 1969 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 is worth less over 50 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: 1969-2019
YearDollar ValueInflation Rate
1969\$100.004.56%
1970\$103.353.35%
1971\$106.142.70%
1972\$111.444.99%
1973\$119.787.49%
1974\$132.9511.00%
1975\$147.1410.67%
1976\$158.247.54%
1977\$170.867.98%
1978\$186.198.97%
1979\$203.229.14%
1980\$223.8010.13%
1981\$251.7212.47%
1982\$278.8210.77%
1983\$295.175.86%
1984\$307.884.30%
1985\$320.083.96%
1986\$333.504.19%
1987\$348.034.36%
1988\$362.054.03%
1989\$380.094.98%
1990\$398.264.78%
1991\$420.675.63%
1992\$426.941.49%
1993\$434.901.87%
1994\$435.620.17%
1995\$444.982.15%
1996\$451.971.57%
1997\$459.301.62%
1998\$463.871.00%
1999\$471.921.73%
2000\$484.752.72%
2001\$496.992.53%
2002\$508.222.26%
2003\$522.242.76%
2004\$531.941.86%
2005\$543.712.21%
2006\$554.602.00%
2007\$566.452.14%
2008\$579.882.37%
2009\$581.620.30%
2010\$591.951.78%
2011\$609.192.91%
2012\$618.421.52%
2013\$624.230.94%
2014\$636.131.91%
2015\$643.291.13%
2016\$652.481.43%
2017\$662.901.60%
2018\$677.932.27%
2019\$691.151.95%
2020\$696.100.72%
2021\$719.743.40%
2022\$771.567.20%*
* 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 1969 amounts in 2019 dollars, based on the -85.53% change in prices:

Conversion: 1969 dollars in 2019
Initial valueEquivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1969\$6.91 dollars in 2019
\$5 dollars in 1969\$34.56 dollars in 2019
\$10 dollars in 1969\$69.11 dollars in 2019
\$50 dollars in 1969\$345.57 dollars in 2019
\$100 dollars in 1969\$691.15 dollars in 2019
\$500 dollars in 1969\$3,455.74 dollars in 2019
\$1,000 dollars in 1969\$6,911.48 dollars in 2019
\$5,000 dollars in 1969\$34,557.39 dollars in 2019
\$10,000 dollars in 1969\$69,114.78 dollars in 2019
\$50,000 dollars in 1969\$345,573.91 dollars in 2019
\$100,000 dollars in 1969\$691,147.82 dollars in 2019
\$500,000 dollars in 1969\$3,455,739.09 dollars in 2019
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1969\$6,911,478.19 dollars in 2019

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$100, 1969 to 2019

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1969 and 2019:

CPI in 1969 CPI in 2019
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 135.9833333 in the year 2019 and 19.675 in 1969:

19.675135.9833333
×
\$100
=
\$14.47

\$100 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$14.47 in 1969.

To get the total inflation rate for the 50 years between 1969 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1969 - CPI in 2019CPI in 2019
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (50 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

19.675 - 135.9833333135.9833333
×
100
=
-86%

## 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 2019 → 1969 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 19 Aug. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/2019-CAD-in-1969?amount=100.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.

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.

 Cumulative price change -85.53% Average inflation rate 3.94% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$14.47 Price difference (\$100 base) \$-85.53 CPI in 2019 135.983 CPI in 1969 19.675 Inflation in 1969 4.56% Inflation in 2019 1.95% \$100 in 2019 \$14.47 in 1969