Canada Future Inflation Calculator

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Prediction: Value of $100 from 2020 to 2050

The buying power of $100 in 2020 is predicted to be equivalent to $242.73 in 2050.

This calculation is based on future inflation assumption of 3.00% per year. Use the calculator on the left to change this prediction. Or, use the annual inflation rate calculator to view inflation in the past.

Projected inflation, 2020 to 2050
Cumulative price change 142.73%
Average inflation rate 3.00%
Converted amount ($100 base) $242.73
Price difference ($100 base) $142.73
CPI in 2020 136.400
Inflation in 2020 2.25%

CAD Inflation since 1914
Annual Rate, Statistics Canada CPI
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Buying power of $100 in 2050

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $100 in 2020 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with $100, you would need to end with $242.73 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

Future inflation is estimated at 3.00%.

When $100 is equivalent to $242.73 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 2020 dollars, the chart below shows how $100 is worth less over 30 years.

This table shows the results of the inflation prediction, with base values from Statistics Canada:

Dollar inflation: 2020-2050
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
2020 $100.00 2.25%
2021 $103.00 3.00%
2022 $106.09 3.00%
2023 $109.27 3.00%
2024 $112.55 3.00%
2025 $115.93 3.00%
2026 $119.41 3.00%
2027 $122.99 3.00%
2028 $126.68 3.00%
2029 $130.48 3.00%
2030 $134.39 3.00%
2031 $138.42 3.00%
2032 $142.58 3.00%
2033 $146.85 3.00%
2034 $151.26 3.00%
2035 $155.80 3.00%
2036 $160.47 3.00%
2037 $165.28 3.00%
2038 $170.24 3.00%
2039 $175.35 3.00%
2040 $180.61 3.00%
2041 $186.03 3.00%
2042 $191.61 3.00%
2043 $197.36 3.00%
2044 $203.28 3.00%
2045 $209.38 3.00%
2046 $215.66 3.00%
2047 $222.13 3.00%
2048 $228.79 3.00%
2049 $235.66 3.00%
2050 $242.73 3.00%
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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: “2050 Inflation Prediction | Future Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Nov. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/predict-CAD-inflation.

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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Projected inflation, 2020 to 2050
Cumulative price change 142.73%
Average inflation rate 3.00%
Converted amount ($100 base) $242.73
Price difference ($100 base) $142.73
CPI in 2020 136.400
Inflation in 2020 2.25%