# Canadian inflation rate in 1926: 0.73%

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## Inflation in 1926 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.01 in 1926. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 0.73% per year between 1925 and 1926, producing a cumulative price increase of 0.73%. Purchasing power decreased by 0.73% in 1926 compared to 1925. On average, you would have to spend 0.73% more money in 1926 than in 1925 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1926 are 1.01 times higher than average prices since 1925, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1925 was 1.20%. The inflation rate in 1926 was 0.73%. The 1926 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.91% per year between 1926 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1926 was 9.20. It was 9.13 in the previous year, 1925. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 0.73% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$1.01 Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.01 CPI in 1925 9.133 CPI in 1926 9.200 Inflation in 1925 1.20% Inflation in 1926 0.73% \$1 in 1925 \$1.01 in 1926

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1925 to 1926

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1925 and 1926:

CPI in 1926 CPI in 1925
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.133333333 in the year 1925 and 9.2 in 1926:

9.29.133333333
×
\$1
=
\$1.01

\$1 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.01 in 1926.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1925 and 1926, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1926 - CPI in 1925CPI in 1925
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.2 - 9.1333333339.133333333
×
100
=
1%

## 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: “Inflation Rate in 1926 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 May. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1926.

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