According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1929 are 1.08% higher than average prices since 1925. The Canadian dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 0.27% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to decrease.

In other words, $1 in 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.01 in 1929, a difference of $0.01 over 4 years.

The 1925 inflation rate was 2.20%. The inflation rate in 1929 was 2.17%. The 1929 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 2.98% per year between 1929 and 2020.

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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 1929 | 9.400 |

Inflation in 1925 | 2.20% |

Inflation in 1929 | 2.17% |

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $1 in 1925 (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").

When $1 is equivalent to $1.01 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 1925 dollars, the chart below shows how $1 is worth less over 4 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 1925 amounts in 1929 dollars, based on the 1.08% change in prices:

Initial value | Equivalent value |
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$1 dollar in 1925 | $1.01 dollars in 1929 |

$5 dollars in 1925 | $5.05 dollars in 1929 |

$10 dollars in 1925 | $10.11 dollars in 1929 |

$50 dollars in 1925 | $50.54 dollars in 1929 |

$100 dollars in 1925 | $101.08 dollars in 1929 |

$500 dollars in 1925 | $505.38 dollars in 1929 |

$1,000 dollars in 1925 | $1,010.75 dollars in 1929 |

$5,000 dollars in 1925 | $5,053.76 dollars in 1929 |

$10,000 dollars in 1925 | $10,107.53 dollars in 1929 |

$50,000 dollars in 1925 | $50,537.63 dollars in 1929 |

$100,000 dollars in 1925 | $101,075.27 dollars in 1929 |

$500,000 dollars in 1925 | $505,376.34 dollars in 1929 |

$1,000,000 dollars in 1925 | $1,010,752.69 dollars in 1929 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1925 and 1929:

CPI in 1929
CPI in 1925

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1925 CAD value

=

1929 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.3 in the year 1925 and 9.4 in 1929:

9.49.3

×

$1

=

$1 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.01 in 1929.

To get the total inflation rate for the 4 years between 1925 and 1929, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1929 - CPI in 1925CPI in 1925

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.4 - 9.39.3

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100

=

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.

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 → 1929 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Oct. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/canada/inflation/1925?amount=1&endYear=1929.

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 | 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 1929 | 9.400 |

Inflation in 1925 | 2.20% |

Inflation in 1929 | 2.17% |