CA$100 in 1929 → CA$1,144.68 in 2005

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1929 to 2005

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.26% per year. Prices in 2005 are 1044.7% higher than prices in 1929.

In other words, CA$100 in 1929 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,144.68 in 2005, a difference of CA$1,044.68 over 76 years.

The inflation rate in 2005 was 2.09%.

Inflation from 1929 to 2005
Cumulative price change 1044.68%
Average inflation rate 3.26%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$1,144.68
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,044.68
CPI in 1929 9.4
CPI in 2005 107.6

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1929 to 2005

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2005 / CPI in 1929 * 1929 CAD value = 2005 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1929 and 107.6 in 2005:

107.6 / 9.4 * CA$100 = CA$1,144.68

CA$100 in 1929 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1,144.68 in 2005.

News headlines from 1929

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

  • The world's smallest country, the Vatican City, is created as an enclave of Rome.
  • Seven gangsters are killed in Chicago on Al Capone's orders in an event now known as St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
  • A final solution of a border dispute between Chile and Peru is reached after the signing of the Treaty of Lima.
  • Beginning of the Great Depression with stock market crash known as "Black Thursday".
  • ‘Black Thursday’, leads to a Wall Street crash and the biggest depression in the history of the world.

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: “1929 dollars in 2005 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jun. 2018,

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