CA$100 in 1936 → CA$1,205.33 in 1997

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Canadian Inflation Rate, 1936-1997 (CA$100)

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.17% per year. Prices in 1997 are 1105.3% higher than prices in 1936.

In other words, CA$100 in the year 1936 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,205.33 in 1997, a difference of CA$1,105.33 over 61 years.

The inflation rate in 1997 was 0.78%.

Inflation from 1936 to 1997
Cumulative price change 1105.33%
Average inflation rate 4.17%
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$1,105.33
CPI in 1936 7.5
CPI in 1997 90.4


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How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1936 to 1997

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1997 / CPI in 1936 * 1936 CAD value = 1997 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.5 in the year 1936 and 90.4 in 1997:

90.4 / 7.5 * CA$100 = CA$1,205.33

CA$100 in 1936 has the same "purchasing power" as CA$1,205.33 in 1997.


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 1997 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 26 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1936-CAD-in-1997.


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