CA\$100 in 1937 → CA\$1,678.21 in 2018

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According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.54% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1578.2% higher than prices in 1937.

In other words, CA\$100 in the year 1937 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA\$1,678.21 in 2018, a difference of CA\$1,578.21 over 81 years.

Compared to last year's annual rate, the inflation rate in 2018 is now 0.38%1. If this number holds, CA\$100 today would be equivalent to CA\$100.38 next year.

 Cumulative price change 1578.21% Average inflation rate 3.54% Price difference (CA\$100 base) CA\$1,578.21 CPI in 1937 7.8 CPI in 2018 130.9

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA\$100 since 1937

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1937 * 1937 CAD value = 2018 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 7.8 in the year 1937 and 130.9 in 2018:

130.9 / 7.8 * CA\$100 = CA\$1,678.21

CA\$100 in 1937 has the same "purchasing power" as CA\$1,678.21 in 2018.