CA$100 in 1936 → CA$1,065.33 in 1990

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1936-1990 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.48% per year. Prices in 1990 are 965.3% higher than prices in 1936.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1936 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,065.33 in 1990, a difference of CA$965.33 over 54 years.

The inflation rate in 1990 was 4.99%.

Inflation from 1936 to 1990
Cumulative price change 965.33%
Average inflation rate 4.48%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$965.33
CPI in 1936 7.5
CPI in 1990 79.9

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1936 to 1990

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1990 / CPI in 1936 * 1936 CAD value = 1990 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.5 in the year 1936 and 79.9 in 1990:

79.9 / 7.5 * CA$100 = CA$1,065.33

CA$100 in 1936 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,065.33 in 1990.

News headlines from 1936

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

  • Hitler violates the Versailles treaty by sending his troops into the Rhineland.
  • Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola begin a right wing uprising in Spain signalling the start of the Spanish Civil War.
  • Doctors administer the first radioactive isotope medicine in Berkley, 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: “1936 dollars in 1990 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 May. 2018,

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