$1 in 1930 is worth $0.90 in 1931

Value of $1 from 1930 to 1931

$1 in 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $0.90 in 1931. The dollar had an average deflation rate of -10.23% per year since 1930, producing a cumulative price change of -10.23%.

This means that prices in 1931 are 10.23% lower than average prices since 1930, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The 1930 inflation rate was -6.38%. The inflation rate in 1931 was -10.23%. The 1931 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.22% per year between 1931 and 2021.


Inflation from 1930 to 1931
Average inflation rate -10.23%
Converted amount ($1 base) $0.90
Price difference ($1 base) $-0.10
CPI in 1930 8.800
CPI in 1931 7.900
Inflation in 1930 -6.38%
Inflation in 1931 -10.23%
$1 in 1930 $0.90 in 1931

CAD Inflation since 1914
Annual Rate, Statistics Canada CPI
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How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $1, 1930 to 1931

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1930 and 1931:

CPI in 1931 CPI in 1930
×
1930 CAD value
=
1931 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.8 in the year 1930 and 7.9 in 1931:

7.98.8
×
$1
=
$0.90

$1 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $0.90 in 1931.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1930 and 1931, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1931 - CPI in 1930CPI in 1930
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

7.9 - 8.88.8
×
100
=
-10%

News headlines from 1930

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.

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 1930 → 1931 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 4 Dec. 2021, https://www.officialdata.org/canada/inflation/1930?amount=1&endYear=1931.

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 1930 to 1931
Average inflation rate -10.23%
Converted amount ($1 base) $0.90
Price difference ($1 base) $-0.10
CPI in 1930 8.800
CPI in 1931 7.900
Inflation in 1930 -6.38%
Inflation in 1931 -10.23%
$1 in 1930 $0.90 in 1931