CA$100 in 1915 → CA$1,638.10 in 2003

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1915 to 2003

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.23% per year. Prices in 2003 are 1538.1% higher than prices in 1915.

In other words, CA$100 in 1915 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,638.10 in 2003, a difference of CA$1,538.10 over 88 years.

The inflation rate in 2003 was 2.08%.

Inflation from 1915 to 2003
Cumulative price change 1538.10%
Average inflation rate 3.23%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$1,638.10
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,538.10
CPI in 1915 6.3
CPI in 2003 103.2


CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017


How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1915 to 2003

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2003 / CPI in 1915 * 1915 CAD value = 2003 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 6.3 in the year 1915 and 103.2 in 2003:

103.2 / 6.3 * CA$100 = CA$1,638.10

CA$100 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1,638.10 in 2003.


News headlines from 1915

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

  • French troops force Germans back into the Champagne region, suffering losses of 50,000 men and gaining several hundred yards.
  • Germany uses poison gas for the first time in World War I.
  • Almost 430,000 French, British, and Germans are killed in the Battle of Loos.
  • The one-millionth Model T is produced by Ford Motor Company.

Inflation Data Source

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: “1915 dollars in 2003 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1915-CAD-in-2003.


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