CA$100 in 1935 → CA$800 in 1983

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1935 to 1983

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.43% per year. Prices in 1983 are 700.0% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, CA$100 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$800 in 1983, a difference of CA$700.00 over 48 years.

The inflation rate in 1983 was 4.59%.

Inflation from 1935 to 1983
Cumulative price change 700.00%
Average inflation rate 4.43%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$800
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$700.00
CPI in 1935 7.4
CPI in 1983 59.2

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1935 to 1983

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1983 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 CAD value = 1983 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.4 in the year 1935 and 59.2 in 1983:

59.2 / 7.4 * CA$100 = CA$800

CA$100 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$800 in 1983.

News headlines from 1935

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

  • Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by ordering German rearmament.
  • In an event known as "Black Sunday", a severe sandstorm strikes the US Midwest, coining the term "Dust Bowl".
  • Communist forces end their Long March bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.
  • First trans-pacific airmail flight by a flying boat the "China Clipper" that took off from Alameda, California

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 1935 → 1983 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 Jun. 2018,

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