CA$100 in 1919 → CA$879.41 in 1996

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1919 to 1996

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.86% per year. Prices in 1996 are 779.4% higher than prices in 1919.

In other words, CA$100 in 1919 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$879.41 in 1996, a difference of CA$779.41 over 77 years.

The inflation rate in 1996 was 2.16%.

Inflation from 1919 to 1996
Cumulative price change 779.41%
Average inflation rate 2.86%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$879.41
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$779.41
CPI in 1919 10.2
CPI in 1996 89.7

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1919 to 1996

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1996 / CPI in 1919 * 1919 CAD value = 1996 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 10.2 in the year 1919 and 89.7 in 1996:

89.7 / 10.2 * CA$100 = CA$879.41

CA$100 in 1919 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$879.41 in 1996.

News headlines from 1919

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

  • The German Farmer's Party, which would later develop into National Socialist Party, is formed.
  • The Bolshevik party re-establishes the idea of a five-member Politburo at the 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party, making it the central body of political power in the Soviet Union. Its first members were Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky.
  • The Turkish War of Independence begins after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's lands at Samsun, on the Black Sea.
  • The Treaty of Versailles is signed ending World War I and establishing the League of Nations.

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: “1919 dollars in 1996 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Jun. 2018,

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