\$100 in 1982 is worth \$275.89 today

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Value of \$100 from 1982 to 2023

\$100 in 1982 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$275.89 today, an increase of \$175.89 over 41 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 2.51% per year between 1982 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 175.89%.

This means that today's prices are 2.76 times as high as average prices since 1982, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index. A dollar today only buys 36.246% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1982 was 10.77%. The current inflation rate compared to last year is now -0.30%. If this number holds, \$100 today will be equivalent in buying power to \$99.70 next year.

 Cumulative price change 175.89% Average inflation rate 2.51% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$275.89 Price difference (\$100 base) \$175.89 CPI in 1982 54.858 CPI in 2023 151.351 Inflation in 1982 10.77% Inflation in 2023 -0.30% \$100 in 1982 \$275.89 in 2023

Buying power of \$100 in 1982

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 1982 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$275.89 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$100 is equivalent to \$275.89 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 1982 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 is worth less over 41 years.

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

Dollar inflation: 1982-2023
YearDollar ValueInflation Rate
1982\$100.0010.77%
1983\$105.865.86%
1984\$110.424.30%
1985\$114.803.96%
1986\$119.614.19%
1987\$124.824.36%
1988\$129.854.03%
1989\$136.324.98%
1990\$142.844.78%
1991\$150.875.63%
1992\$153.121.49%
1993\$155.981.87%
1994\$156.240.17%
1995\$159.592.15%
1996\$162.101.57%
1997\$164.731.62%
1998\$166.371.00%
1999\$169.251.73%
2000\$173.862.72%
2001\$178.252.53%
2002\$182.272.26%
2003\$187.302.76%
2004\$190.781.86%
2005\$195.002.21%
2006\$198.912.00%
2007\$203.162.14%
2008\$207.982.37%
2009\$208.600.30%
2010\$212.301.78%
2011\$218.492.91%
2012\$221.801.52%
2013\$223.880.94%
2014\$228.151.91%
2015\$230.721.13%
2016\$234.011.43%
2017\$237.751.60%
2018\$243.142.27%
2019\$247.881.95%
2020\$249.660.72%
2021\$258.133.40%
2022\$276.727.20%
2023\$275.89-0.30%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 1982 amounts in today's dollars, based on the 175.89% change in prices:

Conversion: 1982 dollars today
Initial valueEquivalent value
\$1 dollar in 1982\$2.76 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 1982\$13.79 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 1982\$27.59 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 1982\$137.95 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 1982\$275.89 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 1982\$1,379.47 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 1982\$2,758.94 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 1982\$13,794.71 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 1982\$27,589.42 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 1982\$137,947.12 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 1982\$275,894.25 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 1982\$1,379,471.24 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1982\$2,758,942.48 dollars today

How to calculate inflation rate for \$100 since 1982

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 1982 and today:

CPI today CPI in 1982
×
=
Today's value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 54.85833333 in the year 1982 and 151.35098631039997 in 2023:

151.3509863103999754.85833333
×
\$100
=
\$275.89

\$100 in 1982 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$275.89 in 2023.

To get the total inflation rate for the 41 years between 1982 and 2023, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2023 - CPI in 1982CPI in 1982
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (41 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

151.35098631039997 - 54.8583333354.85833333
×
100
=
176%

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: “\$100 in 1982 → 2023 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Mar. 2023, https://www.officialdata.org/canada/inflation/1982?amount=100.

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