# Canadian inflation rate in 1931: -9.85%

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## Inflation in 1931 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$0.90 in 1931. The dollar had an average deflation rate of -9.85% per year since 1930, producing a cumulative price change of -9.85%. Purchasing power increased by 9.85% in 1931 compared to 1930. On average, you would have to spend 9.85% less money in 1931 than in 1930 for the same item. This is an example of deflation.

This means that prices in 1931 are 9.85% lower than average prices since 1930, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1930 was -0.99%. The inflation rate in 1931 was -9.85%. The 1931 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.25% per year between 1931 and 2022.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1931 was 8.23. It was 9.13 in the previous year, 1930. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation. Because the 1931 CPI is less than 1930 CPI, negative inflation (also known as deflation) has occurred.

 Average inflation rate -9.85% Converted amount (\$1 base) \$0.90 Price difference (\$1 base) \$-0.10 CPI in 1930 9.133 CPI in 1931 8.233 Inflation in 1930 -0.99% Inflation in 1931 -9.85% \$1 in 1930 \$0.90 in 1931

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1930 to 1931

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1930 and 1931:

CPI in 1931 CPI in 1930
×
=

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.133333333 in the year 1930 and 8.233333333 in 1931:

8.2333333339.133333333
×
\$1
=
\$0.90

\$1 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$0.90 in 1931.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1930 and 1931, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1931 - CPI in 1930CPI in 1930
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

8.233333333 - 9.1333333339.133333333
×
100
=
-10%

## 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 1931 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 10 Aug. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1931.

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