CA$100 in 1932 → CA$1,160.27 in 1992

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1932 to 1992

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.17% per year. Prices in 1992 are 1060.3% higher than prices in 1932.

In other words, CA$100 in 1932 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,160.27 in 1992, a difference of CA$1,060.27 over 60 years.

The inflation rate in 1992 was 2.17%.

Inflation from 1932 to 1992
Cumulative price change 1060.27%
Average inflation rate 4.17%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$1,160.27
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,060.27
CPI in 1932 7.3
CPI in 1992 84.7

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1932 to 1992

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1992 / CPI in 1932 * 1932 CAD value = 1992 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.3 in the year 1932 and 84.7 in 1992:

84.7 / 7.3 * CA$100 = CA$1,160.27

CA$100 in 1932 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1,160.27 in 1992.

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 1992 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jun. 2018,

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