CA$100 in 1935 → CA$1,551.35 in 2009

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1935 to 2009

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.77% per year. Prices in 2009 are 1451.4% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, CA$100 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,551.35 in 2009, a difference of CA$1,451.35 over 74 years.

The inflation rate in 2009 was 1.32%.

Inflation from 1935 to 2009
Cumulative price change 1451.35%
Average inflation rate 3.77%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$1,551.35
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,451.35
CPI in 1935 7.4
CPI in 2009 114.8

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1935 to 2009

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2009 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 CAD value = 2009 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.4 in the year 1935 and 114.8 in 2009:

114.8 / 7.4 * CA$100 = CA$1,551.35

CA$100 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1,551.35 in 2009.

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

Data Source & Citation

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: “1935 dollars in 2009 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jun. 2018,

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