According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, prices in 1929 are
6.82% higher than
average prices since 1930.
The Canadian dollar experienced an average **deflation** rate of -6.38% per year during this period, causing the real value of a dollar to increase.

In other words, $1 in 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.07 in 1929.

The 1929 inflation rate was 2.17%. The inflation rate in 1930 was -6.38%. The 1930 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.09% per year between 1930 and 2020.

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Average inflation rate | -6.38% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.07 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.07 |

CPI in 1930 | 8.800 |

CPI in 1929 | 9.400 |

Inflation in 1929 | 2.17% |

Inflation in 1930 | -6.38% |

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1929 and 1930:

CPI in 1929
CPI in 1930

×

1930 CAD value

=

1929 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.8 in the year 1930 and 9.4 in 1929:

9.48.8

×

$1

=

$1 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.07 in 1929.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1929 and 1930, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1929 - CPI in 1930CPI in 1930

×

100

=

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9.4 - 8.88.8

×

100

=

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

- Mohandas Gandhi protests British salt tax by a 200-mile-long walk.
- Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
- Lawrence Hyland discovers the first radar by accident.
- Roald Amundsen's leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
- American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu.

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 1930 → 1929 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Oct. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/canada/inflation/1930?amount=1&endYear=1929.

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in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

Average inflation rate | -6.38% |

Converted amount ($1 base) | $1.07 |

Price difference ($1 base) | $0.07 |

CPI in 1930 | 8.800 |

CPI in 1929 | 9.400 |

Inflation in 1929 | 2.17% |

Inflation in 1930 | -6.38% |