$1 in 1925 is worth $1.01 in 1921

Value of $1 from 1925 to 1921

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1921 are 1.08% higher than average prices since 1925. The Canadian dollar experienced an average deflation rate of -0.27% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to increase.

In other words, $1 in 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.01 in 1921, a difference of $0.01 over 4 years.

The 1921 inflation rate was -16.07%. The inflation rate in 1925 was 2.20%. The 1925 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.87% per year between 1925 and 2020.


Inflation from 1925 to 1921
Cumulative price change 1.08%
Average inflation rate -0.27%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.01
Price difference ($1 base) $0.01
CPI in 1925 9.300
CPI in 1921 9.400
Inflation in 1921 -16.07%
Inflation in 1925 2.20%

CAD Inflation since 1914
Annual Rate, Statistics Canada CPI
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Buying power of $1 in 1921

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $1 in 1921 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with $1, you would need to end with $1.01 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

According to Statistics Canada, each of these CAD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Dollar inflation: 1921-1925
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1921 $1.00 -16.07%
1922 $0.98 -2.13%
1923 $0.98 0.00%
1924 $0.97 -1.09%
1925 $0.99 2.20%
1926 $0.98 -1.08%
1927 $0.97 -1.09%
1928 $0.98 1.10%
1929 $1.00 2.17%
1930 $0.94 -6.38%
1931 $0.84 -10.23%
1932 $0.78 -7.59%
1933 $0.76 -2.74%
1934 $0.77 1.41%
1935 $0.79 2.78%
1936 $0.80 1.35%
1937 $0.83 4.00%
1938 $0.81 -2.56%
1939 $0.83 2.63%
1940 $0.87 5.13%
1941 $0.93 6.10%
1942 $0.96 3.45%
1943 $0.98 2.22%
1944 $0.96 -2.17%
1945 $0.98 2.22%
1946 $1.03 5.43%
1947 $1.18 14.43%
1948 $1.29 9.01%
1949 $1.30 0.83%
1950 $1.37 5.74%
1951 $1.52 10.85%
1952 $1.50 -1.40%
1953 $1.50 0.00%
1954 $1.50 0.00%
1955 $1.51 0.71%
1956 $1.55 2.82%
1957 $1.59 2.05%
1958 $1.63 2.68%
1959 $1.65 1.31%
1960 $1.67 1.29%
1961 $1.67 0.00%
1962 $1.70 1.91%
1963 $1.73 1.88%
1964 $1.77 1.84%
1965 $1.82 3.01%
1966 $1.88 3.51%
1967 $1.96 3.95%
1968 $2.04 4.35%
1969 $2.14 4.69%
1970 $2.16 1.00%
1971 $2.27 4.93%
1972 $2.38 5.16%
1973 $2.61 9.38%
1974 $2.94 12.65%
1975 $3.21 9.42%
1976 $3.39 5.63%
1977 $3.71 9.40%
1978 $4.03 8.60%
1979 $4.43 9.76%
1980 $4.91 11.06%
1981 $5.51 12.12%
1982 $6.02 9.27%
1983 $6.30 4.59%
1984 $6.53 3.72%
1985 $6.82 4.40%
1986 $7.11 4.21%
1987 $7.40 4.19%
1988 $7.69 3.88%
1989 $8.10 5.26%
1990 $8.50 4.99%
1991 $8.82 3.75%
1992 $9.01 2.17%
1993 $9.16 1.65%
1994 $9.18 0.23%
1995 $9.34 1.74%
1996 $9.54 2.16%
1997 $9.62 0.78%
1998 $9.71 1.00%
1999 $9.97 2.63%
2000 $10.29 3.20%
2001 $10.36 0.72%
2002 $10.76 3.80%
2003 $10.98 2.08%
2004 $11.21 2.13%
2005 $11.45 2.09%
2006 $11.64 1.67%
2007 $11.91 2.38%
2008 $12.05 1.16%
2009 $12.21 1.32%
2010 $12.50 2.35%
2011 $12.79 2.30%
2012 $12.89 0.83%
2013 $13.05 1.24%
2014 $13.24 1.47%
2015 $13.46 1.61%
2016 $13.66 1.50%
2017 $13.87 1.56%
2018 $13.91 0.31%
2019 $14.19 1.99%
2020 $14.51 2.25%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.

This conversion table shows various other 1921 amounts in 1925 dollars, based on the 1.08% change in prices:

Conversion Table: Value of a dollar in 1925
Initial value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1921 $0.99 dollars in 1925
$5 dollars in 1921 $4.95 dollars in 1925
$10 dollars in 1921 $9.89 dollars in 1925
$50 dollars in 1921 $49.47 dollars in 1925
$100 dollars in 1921 $98.94 dollars in 1925
$500 dollars in 1921 $494.68 dollars in 1925
$1,000 dollars in 1921 $989.36 dollars in 1925
$5,000 dollars in 1921 $4,946.81 dollars in 1925
$10,000 dollars in 1921 $9,893.62 dollars in 1925
$50,000 dollars in 1921 $49,468.09 dollars in 1925
$100,000 dollars in 1921 $98,936.17 dollars in 1925
$500,000 dollars in 1921 $494,680.85 dollars in 1925
$1,000,000 dollars in 1921 $989,361.70 dollars in 1925

How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1921 to 1925

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1921 and 1925:

CPI in 1921 CPI in 1925
×
1925 CAD value
=
1921 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.3 in the year 1925 and 9.4 in 1921:

9.49.3
×
$1
=
$1.01

$1 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.01 in 1921.

To get the total inflation rate for the 4 years between 1921 and 1925, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1921 - CPI in 1925CPI in 1925
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (4 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.4 - 9.39.3
×
100
=
1%

News headlines from 1921

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Mein Kampf is published by Adolf Hitler.
  • The Ku Klux Klan's first national march takes place in Washington.
  • The last Qajar Shah of Iran is deposed with Reza Shah Pahlavi taking over.
  • Scopes monkey trial ends in Dayton, Tennessee, finding John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution.

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: “$1 in 1925 → 1921 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 Oct. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/canada/inflation/1925?amount=1&endYear=1921.

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.


Ian Webster

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.

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Inflation from 1925 to 1921
Cumulative price change 1.08%
Average inflation rate -0.27%
Converted amount ($1 base) $1.01
Price difference ($1 base) $0.01
CPI in 1925 9.300
CPI in 1921 9.400
Inflation in 1921 -16.07%
Inflation in 1925 2.20%