# Canadian inflation rate in 1936: 2.07%

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## Inflation in 1936 and its effect on dollar value

\$1 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$1.02 in 1936. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 2.07% per year between 1935 and 1936, producing a cumulative price increase of 2.07%. Purchasing power decreased by 2.07% in 1936 compared to 1935. On average, you would have to spend 2.07% more money in 1936 than in 1935 for the same item.

This means that prices in 1936 are 1.02 times as high as average prices since 1935, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 1935 was 0.46%. The inflation rate in 1936 was 2.07%. The 1936 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.55% per year between 1936 and 2024.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1936 was 7.40. It was 7.25 in the previous year, 1935. The difference in CPI between the years is used by Statistics Canada to officially determine inflation.

 Average inflation rate 2.07% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.02 Price difference\$1 base \$0.02 CPI in 1935 7.250 CPI in 1936 7.400 Inflation in 1935 0.46% Inflation in 1936 2.07% \$1 in 1935 \$1.02 in 1936

Recent CAD inflation
Annual Rate, Statistics Canada CPI

## How to calculate inflation rate for \$1, 1935 to 1936

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1935 and 1936:

CPI in 1936 CPI in 1935
×
1935 CAD value
=
1936 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.25 in the year 1935 and 7.4 in 1936:

7.47.25
×
\$1
=
\$1.02

\$1 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$1.02 in 1936.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1935 and 1936, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1936 - CPI in 1935CPI in 1935
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.4 - 7.257.25
×
100
=
2%

## 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 1936 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 11 Sep. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/CAD-inflation-rate-in-1936.

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.

 Average inflation rate 2.07% Converted amount\$1 base \$1.02 Price difference\$1 base \$0.02 CPI in 1935 7.250 CPI in 1936 7.400 Inflation in 1935 0.46% Inflation in 1936 2.07% \$1 in 1935 \$1.02 in 1936