CA$100 in 1932 → CA$990.41 in 1988

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1932-1988 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.18% per year. Prices in 1988 are 890.4% higher than prices in 1932.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1932 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$990.41 in 1988, a difference of CA$890.41 over 56 years.

The inflation rate in 1988 was 3.88%.

Inflation from 1932 to 1988
Cumulative price change 890.41%
Average inflation rate 4.18%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$890.41
CPI in 1932 7.3
CPI in 1988 72.3

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1932 to 1988

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1988 / CPI in 1932 * 1932 CAD value = 1988 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.3 in the year 1932 and 72.3 in 1988:

72.3 / 7.3 * CA$100 = CA$990.41

CA$100 in 1932 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$990.41 in 1988.

News headlines from 1932

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

  • Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • The first female transatlantic solo flight is completed by Amelia Earhart.
  • The British Broadcasting Corporation begins overseas transmission.

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: “1932 dollars in 1988 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 May. 2018,

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