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According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1969 are 84.93% lower than average prices since 2019. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.86% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to decrease.

In other words, $100 in 2019 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $15.07 in 1969, a difference of $-84.93 over 50 years.

The 1969 inflation rate was 4.69%. The inflation rate in 2019 was 1.99%. The 2019 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.25% per year between 2019 and 2020.

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Cumulative price change | -84.93% |

Average inflation rate | 3.86% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $15.07 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $-84.93 |

CPI in 2019 | 133.400 |

CPI in 1969 | 20.100 |

Inflation in 1969 | 4.69% |

Inflation in 2019 | 1.99% |

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 $15.07 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $15.07 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 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:

This conversion table shows various other 1969 amounts in 2019 dollars, based on the -84.93% change in prices:

Initial value | Equivalent value |
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$1 dollar in 1969 | $6.64 dollars in 2019 |

$5 dollars in 1969 | $33.18 dollars in 2019 |

$10 dollars in 1969 | $66.37 dollars in 2019 |

$50 dollars in 1969 | $331.84 dollars in 2019 |

$100 dollars in 1969 | $663.68 dollars in 2019 |

$500 dollars in 1969 | $3,318.41 dollars in 2019 |

$1,000 dollars in 1969 | $6,636.82 dollars in 2019 |

$5,000 dollars in 1969 | $33,184.08 dollars in 2019 |

$10,000 dollars in 1969 | $66,368.16 dollars in 2019 |

$50,000 dollars in 1969 | $331,840.80 dollars in 2019 |

$100,000 dollars in 1969 | $663,681.59 dollars in 2019 |

$500,000 dollars in 1969 | $3,318,407.96 dollars in 2019 |

$1,000,000 dollars in 1969 | $6,636,815.92 dollars in 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

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2019 CAD value

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1969 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 133.4 in the year 2019 and 20.1 in 1969:

20.1133.4

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$100

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$100 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $15.07 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

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100

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Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

20.1 - 133.4133.4

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100

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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, 4 Dec. 2020, 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.

Cumulative price change | -84.93% |

Average inflation rate | 3.86% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $15.07 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $-84.93 |

CPI in 2019 | 133.400 |

CPI in 1969 | 20.100 |

Inflation in 1969 | 4.69% |

Inflation in 2019 | 1.99% |