CA$100 in 1933 → CA$729.58 in 1981

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1933 to 1981

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.23% per year. Prices in 1981 are 629.6% higher than prices in 1933.

In other words, CA$100 in 1933 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$729.58 in 1981, a difference of CA$629.58 over 48 years.

The inflation rate in 1981 was 12.12%.

Inflation from 1933 to 1981
Cumulative price change 629.58%
Average inflation rate 4.23%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$729.58
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$629.58
CPI in 1933 7.1
CPI in 1981 51.8

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1933 to 1981

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1981 / CPI in 1933 * 1933 CAD value = 1981 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.1 in the year 1933 and 51.8 in 1981:

51.8 / 7.1 * CA$100 = CA$729.58

CA$100 in 1933 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$729.58 in 1981.

News headlines from 1933

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

  • Coining of the name "Pakistan" by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, this is later accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia.
  • Adolf Hitler is appointed Reich Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated President of the United States.
  • The first Nazi concentration camp, Dachau, is completed.
  • The Nazi party is declared the only political party in Germany.

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: “1933 dollars in 1981 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 23 Jun. 2018,

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