CA$100 in 1930 → CA$525 in 1980

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1930 to 1980

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.37% per year. Prices in 1980 are 425.0% higher than prices in 1930.

In other words, CA$100 in 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$525 in 1980, a difference of CA$425.00 over 50 years.

The inflation rate in 1980 was 11.06%.

Inflation from 1930 to 1980
Cumulative price change 425.00%
Average inflation rate 3.37%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$525
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$425.00
CPI in 1930 8.8
CPI in 1980 46.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1930 to 1980

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1980 / CPI in 1930 * 1930 CAD value = 1980 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.8 in the year 1930 and 46.2 in 1980:

46.2 / 8.8 * CA$100 = CA$525

CA$100 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$525 in 1980.

News headlines from 1930

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

  • Mohandas Gandhi protests British salt tax by a 200-mile-long walk.
  • Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
  • Lawrence Hyland discovers the first radar by accident.
  • Roald Amundsen's leads the first expedition to reach the South Pole.
  • American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu.

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: “CA$100 in 1930 → 1980 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Jun. 2018,

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