# Canadian inflation rate in 1918: 13.25%

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### Canadian Inflation Rate, 1918-2018 (CA\$100)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1918 was 9.4. Statistics Canada uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to Statistics Canada consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.67% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1292.6% higher than prices in 1918.

In other words, CA\$100 in the year 1918 is equivalent in purchasing power to CA\$1,392.55 in 2018, a difference of CA\$1,292.55 over 100 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 1292.55% Average inflation rate 2.67% Price difference (CA\$100 base) CA\$1,292.55 CPI in 1918 9.4 CPI in 2018 130.9

### How to calculate the inflation rate for CA\$100 since 1918

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1918 * 1918 CAD value = 2018 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 9.4 in the year 1918 and 130.9 in 2018:

130.9 / 9.4 * CA\$100 = CA\$1,392.55

CA\$100 in 1918 has the same "purchasing power" as CA\$1,392.55 in 2018.