$100 in 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $748.39 in 1987, an increase of $648.39 over 62 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.30% per year between 1925 and 1987, producing a cumulative price increase of 648.39%.

This means that prices in 1987 are 7.48 times higher than average prices since 1925, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The 1925 inflation rate was 2.20%. The inflation rate in 1987 was 4.19%. The 1987 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 2.02% per year between 1987 and 2021.

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Cumulative price change | 648.39% |

Average inflation rate | 3.30% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $748.39 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $648.39 |

CPI in 1925 | 9.300 |

CPI in 1987 | 69.600 |

Inflation in 1925 | 2.20% |

Inflation in 1987 | 4.19% |

$100 in 1925 | $748.39 in 1987 |

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $100 in 1925 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with $100, you would need to end with $748.39 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $100 is equivalent to $748.39 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 $100 is worth less over 62 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 1987 dollars, based on the 648.39% change in prices:

Initial value | Equivalent value |
---|---|

$1 dollar in 1925 | $7.48 dollars in 1987 |

$5 dollars in 1925 | $37.42 dollars in 1987 |

$10 dollars in 1925 | $74.84 dollars in 1987 |

$50 dollars in 1925 | $374.19 dollars in 1987 |

$100 dollars in 1925 | $748.39 dollars in 1987 |

$500 dollars in 1925 | $3,741.94 dollars in 1987 |

$1,000 dollars in 1925 | $7,483.87 dollars in 1987 |

$5,000 dollars in 1925 | $37,419.35 dollars in 1987 |

$10,000 dollars in 1925 | $74,838.71 dollars in 1987 |

$50,000 dollars in 1925 | $374,193.55 dollars in 1987 |

$100,000 dollars in 1925 | $748,387.10 dollars in 1987 |

$500,000 dollars in 1925 | $3,741,935.48 dollars in 1987 |

$1,000,000 dollars in 1925 | $7,483,870.97 dollars in 1987 |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1925 and 1987:

CPI in 1987
CPI in 1925

×

1925 CAD value

=

1987 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.3 in the year 1925 and 69.6 in 1987:

69.69.3

×

$100

=

$100 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $748.39 in 1987.

To get the total inflation rate for the 62 years between 1925 and 1987, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1987 - CPI in 1925CPI in 1925

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

69.6 - 9.39.3

×

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: “$100 in 1925 → 1987 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 27 Sep. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/canada/inflation/1925?amount=100&endYear=1987.

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 | 648.39% |

Average inflation rate | 3.30% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $748.39 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $648.39 |

CPI in 1925 | 9.300 |

CPI in 1987 | 69.600 |

Inflation in 1925 | 2.20% |

Inflation in 1987 | 4.19% |

$100 in 1925 | $748.39 in 1987 |