CA$100 in 1930 → CA$864.77 in 1989

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1930-1989 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.72% per year. Prices in 1989 are 764.8% higher than prices in 1930.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1930 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$864.77 in 1989, a difference of CA$764.77 over 59 years.

The inflation rate in 1989 was 5.26%.

Inflation from 1930 to 1989
Cumulative price change 764.77%
Average inflation rate 3.72%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$764.77
CPI in 1930 8.8
CPI in 1989 76.1

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1930 to 1989

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1989 / CPI in 1930 * 1930 CAD value = 1989 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.8 in the year 1930 and 76.1 in 1989:

76.1 / 8.8 * CA$100 = CA$864.77

CA$100 in 1930 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$864.77 in 1989.

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: “1930 dollars in 1989 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 May. 2018,

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