CA$100 in 1941 → CA$1,039.08 in 1997

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Canadian Inflation Rate, CA$100 in 1941 to 1997

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 4.27% per year. Prices in 1997 are 939.1% higher than prices in 1941.

In other words, CA$100 in 1941 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA$1,039.08 in 1997, a difference of CA$939.08 over 56 years.

The inflation rate in 1997 was 0.78%.

Inflation from 1941 to 1997
Cumulative price change 939.08%
Average inflation rate 4.27%
Converted amount (CA$100 base) CA$1,039.08
Price difference (CA$100 base) CA$939.08
CPI in 1941 8.7
CPI in 1997 90.4

CAD inflation chart from 1914 to 2017

How to calculate the inflation rate for CA$100, 1941 to 1997

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1997 / CPI in 1941 * 1941 CAD value = 1997 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 8.7 in the year 1941 and 90.4 in 1997:

90.4 / 8.7 * CA$100 = CA$1,039.08

CA$100 in 1941 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as CA$1,039.08 in 1997.

News headlines from 1941

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

  • 6,000 Jews are exterminated in the Bucharest pogrom in Romania.
  • Kuomintang troops open fire at communist forces, leading to the resumption of the Chinese civil war.
  • The British battle cruiser the HMS Hood is sunk by the German Battleship Bismarck, leading to 1,416 dead and only 3 survivors.
  • Germany, Italy, and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union.

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: “1941 dollars in 1997 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jun. 2018,

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