$1 in 2010 is worth $1.22 in 2021

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Value of $1 from 2010 to 2021

$1 in 2010 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $1.22 in 2021, an increase of $0.22 over 11 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.79% per year between 2010 and 2021, producing a cumulative price increase of 21.59%.

This means that prices in 2021 are 1.22 times higher than average prices since 2010, according to Statistics Canada consumer price index.

The inflation rate in 2010 was 1.78%. The inflation rate in 2021 was 3.40%. The 2021 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 7.20% per year between 2021 and 2022.


Inflation from 2010 to 2021
Cumulative price change21.59%
Average inflation rate1.79%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.22
Price difference ($1 base)$0.22
CPI in 2010116.467
CPI in 2021141.608
Inflation in 20101.78%
Inflation in 20213.40%
$1 in 2010$1.22 in 2021

CAD inflation since 2010
Annual Rate, Statistics Canada CPI
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Buying power of $1 in 2010

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $1 in 2010 (price index tracking began in 1914).

For example, if you started with $1, you would need to end with $1.22 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When $1 is equivalent to $1.22 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single Canadian dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 2010 dollars, the chart below shows how $1 is worth less over 11 years.

According to Statistics Canada, each of these CAD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Dollar inflation: 2010-2021
YearDollar ValueInflation Rate
2010$1.001.78%
2011$1.032.91%
2012$1.041.52%
2013$1.050.94%
2014$1.071.91%
2015$1.091.13%
2016$1.101.43%
2017$1.121.60%
2018$1.152.27%
2019$1.171.95%
2020$1.180.72%
2021$1.223.40%
2022$1.307.20%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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This conversion table shows various other 2010 amounts in 2021 dollars, based on the 21.59% change in prices:

Conversion: 2010 dollars in 2021
Initial valueEquivalent value
$1 dollar in 2010$1.22 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 2010$6.08 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 2010$12.16 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 2010$60.79 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 2010$121.59 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 2010$607.94 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 2010$1,215.87 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 2010$6,079.35 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 2010$12,158.70 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 2010$60,793.50 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 2010$121,587.01 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 2010$607,935.03 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 2010$1,215,870.06 dollars in 2021

How to calculate inflation rate for $1, 2010 to 2021

Our calculations use the following inflation rate formula to calculate the change in value between 2010 and 2021:

CPI in 2021 CPI in 2010
×
2010 CAD value
=
2021 CAD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The Canadian CPI was 116.4666667 in the year 2010 and 141.6083333 in 2021:

141.6083333116.4666667
×
$1
=
$1.22

$1 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $1.22 in 2021.

To get the total inflation rate for the 11 years between 2010 and 2021, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2021 - CPI in 2010CPI in 2010
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (11 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

141.6083333 - 116.4666667116.4666667
×
100
=
22%

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: “$1 in 2010 → 2021 | Canada Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 5 Oct. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/canada/inflation/2010?amount=1&endYear=2021.

Special thanks to QuickChart for their chart image API, which is used for chart downloads.


Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Inflation from 2010 to 2021
Cumulative price change21.59%
Average inflation rate1.79%
Converted amount ($1 base)$1.22
Price difference ($1 base)$0.22
CPI in 2010116.467
CPI in 2021141.608
Inflation in 20101.78%
Inflation in 20213.40%
$1 in 2010$1.22 in 2021