CA$100 in 1918 → CA$850 in 1990

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1918 to 1990

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.02% per year. Prices in 1990 are 750.0% higher than prices in 1918.

In other words, CA$100 in 1918 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$850 in 1990, a difference of CA$750.00 over 72 years.

The inflation rate in 1990 was 4.99%.

Inflation from 1918 to 1990
Cumulative price change 750.00%
Average inflation rate 3.02%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$850
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$750.00
CPI in 1918 9.4
CPI in 1990 79.9

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1918 to 1990

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1990 / CPI in 1918 * 1918 CAD value = 1990 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1918 and 79.9 in 1990:

79.9 / 9.4 * CA$100 = CA$850

CA$100 in 1918 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$850 in 1990.

News headlines from 1918

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

  • First recorded case of Spanish flu in Kansas, marking the beginning of a worldwide pandemic killing millions.
  • The Bolshevik Party changes its name to the Communist Party.
  • Moscow is declared the capital of Russia.
  • Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is executed along with his family by a Bolshevik squad in Ekaterinburg.

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: “1918 dollars in 1990 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jun. 2018,

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